Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Broncos are Going to the Super Bowl (and the best playoff Buffalo Chili Cheese Fries)!

My team is going to the Super Bowl! I love the Broncos. My husband finds it funny how attached I get to each and every player and how invested I am in their success. They are my boys and they are going to the Super Bowl. And these are the buffalo chili cheese fries we ate and loved, while we watched them pick apart the Patriots.
Since Christmas, we have been eating an impressive amount of baked goods and meals laden with butter and cheese. In our defense after Christmas we spent two weeks in New Zealand for our honeymoon. We celebrated our marriage in much the same way we celebrate everyday in life, seeking out and enjoying amazing food. We returned to playoffs and of course, playoff food, which means buffalo everything, delicious dips, and tortilla chips. Get out of the way hummus, you're a disgrace to football food. These buffalo chili cheese fries combine the genius of two bloggers, Joy the Baker's Baked Chili Cheese Fries and How Sweet it Is's crispy buffalo oven fries. Satisfyingly tangy, cheesy richness with a nice little spice. These fries say take me to the Super Bowl!

Baked Buffalo Chili Cheese Fries
Serves 6 as an appetizer

3 lbs russet potatoes
3 tbs cornstarch
2 tbs chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1 cup wing sauce
2 tbs butter
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 tbs grill seasoning or BBQ rub (if these don't include salt, add 1 tsp salt)
1/2 cup cheddar
1/2 cup blue cheese
4 green onions chopped
1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut potatoes into wedges. Whisk cornstarch, chili powder, garlic powder, and red chili flakes. Set aside.
Warm buffalo sauce and butter over medium heat until butter has melted and set aside.
In a large bowl mix olive oil, Worcestershire, and grill seasoning with potatoes. Sprinkle cornstarch mixture over the top and make sure to mix thoroughly so that each fry is covered.
Spread potatoes evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.
Once the fries are crispy, remove them from the oven, and turn the oven to broil on high. Pour buffalo sauce over the top of the fries and sprinkle on both cheeses. Return to the oven and keep an eye on the fries until the cheese is bubbly. About five minutes. Don't walk away from the oven while the fries are under the broiler. Take my word for it. I am notorious for letting the broiler burn a much anticipated meal. Finally, sprinkle the green onions and cilantro over the top.
Enjoy the sheer delight of putting something so delicious in your mouth.

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