Rebecca wanted to try a recipe for making loaded (frozen) french fries on the grill the other night. These turned out WONDERFUL so I had to put them on my blog. We served them with shish kabobs, which we also made on the grill.
We often bake our french fries. We hardly ever fry anything anymore so if we have crinkle cut fries, I usually bake them on a cookie sheet. Our temps here in mid Missouri have been approaching 90 so I really wanted to keep all of the cooking outside if possible.
Cooking frozen french fries on the barbecue grill sounded a little far fetched. I couldn't imagine it (but it was on Pinterest so it had to work LOL)! My fear was that they wouldn't get done at all ...but when your kid gets excited about cooking something and wants to do it all HERSELF, who am I to argue? Not me! Not only did these loaded fries get done, they were divine smothered in cheese, bacon, and green onions. We topped that already over-the-top side with sour cream- YUM. Healthy? Not so much. But DELICIOUS? Yes! And it kept all the cooking outside for supper so that was something too, right?
These would be great tailgate food or appetizers! I'm just sayin'..
Here's how we made Frozen French Fries (loaded) on the Grill - AT HOME MY WAY:
Frozen French Fries (loaded)
on the Grill
- Frozen fries (we used crinkle cut)
- Butter/Margarine (1 Tablespoon per packet.)
- Seasonings (salt/pepper/onion powder/seasoning salt- your choice)
- Toppings (we used grated sharp cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, bacon)
- Sour cream (to be added at the table) (optional)
(NOTE: We put these on the grill BEFORE THE MEAT so that we were sure they were going to get done.)
Tear off a sheet of foil . Place one or two servings of fries (frozen) in the center of each foil "packet". Sprinkle on seasonings. Make little foil bowls around the fries - not sealing but leaving open on the top. Cut the margarine into small cubes and place all around on the fries.
Place the packets on indirect heat on the hot barbecue grill and cook for approximately 20-25 minutes or until fries look done.
Sprinkle with green onion slices, bacon, cheese. Let heat until melted.