sweet potato fries with andouille gravy and pimento cheese
Three words for you: Fantasy, French-fry, and League.
Doesn’t that have a nice, golden, fried ring to it? Honestly, I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this sooner. I am currently playing in my first “Real Fantasy Football League”. Well, that’s not technically true. Mr. B is guiding me through this whole fantasy football shenanigan process. He evaluates important things like percentages and possibly points earned, where I tend lean towards, “Oh, I totally need to play Jay Cutler because Kristin Cavallari just had a cameo on the TV show, The League, and was super funny.” Hence, my team, Laces Out, isn’t dead last at the current moment.
But fo’ reals, don’t you think it would be a blasty-blast to have a Fantasy French-fry League? You could have a french-fry draft, trade french-fry “recipes”, make the recipes and assign points, bench crusty or limp french-fries, and have a french-fry playoff. We could have a trophy of sorts for the winning team, or maybe someone could win a year’s supply of cronuts. Mmmm……crounuts. And don’t worry, there would be a Fantasy Tot League. #tots4life, people!
So, if this league was to come to fruition, these sweet potato fries with andouille gravy and pimento cheese would be a first round draft pick for sure. We’re talking major points for sweet potato anything. Double the points for the pimento cheese. Could there be anything better? Wait. Oh, yes, quadruple zillion the points for the andouille gravy. If I could wear andouille gravy and not look like a total freaker-freakerton, I would. Maybe I should make an andouille gravy jersey?
Alright, time to score some home runs and put Kristin Cavallari back in my line up.
Wait. That’s not right is it?
Someone pass me the gravy….
Sweet Potato Fries with Andouille Gravy and Pimento Cheese
1 package of Alexia frozen sweet potato fries
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup andouille sausage, diced
1/3 cup green pepper, diced
1/3 cup yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, diced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken stock
dash of Tabasco
salt and pepper
1/2 cup pimento cheese, room temperature
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place fries onto baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and pour gravy on top of fries along with dollops of pimento cheese. Place baking sheet back in the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly!
To make the gravy: In medium skillet preheated to medium heat, melt the butter and then add the andouille with a dash of salt and pepper. Saute the andouille for a couple of minutes. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic clove. Continue to cook for another couple of minutes. Sprinkle the flour on top of the andouille pepper mixture. Cook for a minute to get out that raw flour taste out. Pour chicken stock into the skillet and begin to whisk. Bring the sauce back up to a simmer and whisk until the gravy has thickened and reduced. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
adapted from Food and Wine MagazineAll images and text ©