Cheesy Spiced Potato Fries

Transforming a trio of potatoes into a dish that rivals the savory depth of meat is a delightful culinary challenge. The ingredients listed pave the way for a dish that is not only comforting but also packed with flavors and textures that are sure to tantalize the taste buds. Here’s how you can create an irresistible potato fries dish, elevated with the richness of mozzarella cheese and the perfect blend of spices.

Cheesy Spiced Potato Fries


  • 3 large potatoes, cut into fries for a satisfying crunch
  • Salt to taste, for seasoning
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish and a fresh flavor
  • 100 grams of mozzarella cheese (3.5 oz), grated or finely sliced, for melting over the fries
  • 1 teaspoon of dried garlic, for a flavor kick
  • Hot peppers, finely chopped, to add heat according to your preference
  • 5 tablespoons of potato starch, for a crispy coating
  • Sunflower oil for frying, ensuring your fries have the perfect golden exterior
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  1. Prep the Potatoes: Begin by peeling your potatoes and slicing them into fries of even thickness. This ensures they cook uniformly. Soak them in cold water for about 30 minutes to remove excess starch, which helps in achieving crispier fries.
  2. Season: Drain the potatoes and pat them dry with a kitchen towel. Toss the fries in a mixture of potato starch, dried garlic, and finely chopped hot peppers, ensuring they are evenly coated. This blend will give your fries an extra layer of flavor and crispiness.
  3. Fry: Heat a generous amount of sunflower oil in a deep fryer or a large, deep pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, fry the potato fries in batches to avoid overcrowding, which can lead to soggy fries. Fry until they are golden and crispy, about 5-7 minutes per batch.
  4. Cheese It Up: Once fried, let the fries drain on a paper towel briefly before moving them to a baking tray. While still hot, sprinkle the grated or finely sliced mozzarella cheese over the fries, allowing the heat of the fries to melt the cheese. The potato starch coating will help the cheese adhere to the fries, making every bite cheesily satisfying.
  5. Serve: Once the cheese has melted to your satisfaction, season the cheesy fries with salt to taste. Garnish with the freshly chopped parsley for a pop of color and a fresh flavor contrast.
  6. Enjoy: Serve your cheesy spiced potato fries hot, perhaps with a side of your favorite dipping sauce, for an indulgent treat that proves potatoes can indeed rival the heartiness of meat in the flavor department.

This dish is a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create a snack that’s both comforting and indulgent, perfect for sharing or enjoying as a treat. The combination of crispy potatoes, melting cheese, and a hint of spice and garlic creates a harmony of flavors that is hard to resist, making it a worthy addition to your culinary repertoire.