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tray of fries with cheese and gravy

Disco Fries

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Holly
Fries with gravy and cheese are delicious served as an appetizer, snack or side dish!


  • cup mozzarella cheese shredded


Brown Gravy

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • ½ Tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups condensed beef broth


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.


  • Wash potatoes (peel if desired) and cut into ½" fries.
  • Let potatoes soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Remove and dry very well.
  • Toss with oil and salt. Spread on prepared pan in a single layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then turn oven to 425° and cook fries until golden (about 20-25 minutes more)


  • While fries are baking, cook onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add garlic, tomato paste, seasonings, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in butter, add flour and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Add beef broth and 1 cup of water a bit at a time stirring after each addition until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer.


  • Place fries on a serving plate and top with mozzarella cheese. Pour very hot gravy over the fries and cheese.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 887mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg