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Loaded Pastrami Fries

Loaded Pastrami Fries

Whip up a batch of these tasty loaded pastrami fries to celebrate St. Patty's Day! A delicious recipe that combines classic flavors with a modern twist, making it the perfect dish to enjoy with friends and family. 

You Will Need

  • Frying oil
  • 1 bag frozen Shoestring Potato Fries
  • 1lb Pastrami
  • Spicy Russian dressing (recipe below)
  • 16oz grated Pepper Jack Cheese
  • ¼ cup Kerrygold butter
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard ​​
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosmo's Q Dirty Bird rub 
  • Kosmo's Q SPG  rub
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 Jalapenos, sliced 

For the Russian Dressing (AKA burger sauce)

  • ½ cup of mayo
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 Tbsp creamy Horseradish sauce
  • ½ tsp Kosmo's Q Buffalo HOT Wing Sauce
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

The Prep

Let's get right into it! Add oil to your fryer and heat according to the manufacturer's instructions. While it's heating up, thaw your pastrami and set it aside. Once the oil is hot, make your fries according to the instructions on the bag, until they are golden and crispy.

In a bowl, whisk together all of the Russian Dressing/Burger Sauce ingredients. Season with SPG and Dirty Bird to taste, then store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Finally, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet, and add the sliced jalapeno peppers and onions. Cook until softened, and set them aside.

The Cook

Now that our prep work is done, it's time to start cooking! Add your pastrami (or meat of your choice) to the same skillet used to cook the peppers and onions. You want the meat to soak up all that spicy jalapeno goodness. Cook until heated through.

In the saute pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter, then add flour, Dirty Bird and SPG. Cook for 1 minute, gradually stirring in milk, whisking until smooth after each addition. Continue cooking over medium heat, add in mustard and Worcestershire, cooking sauce until the mix becomes thick and bubbly. At this point you want to reduce the heat to low, add the shredded cheese, and stir just until melted and smooth.

The Payoff

Once your fries are finished cooking, remove them from the fryer and place them on a paper towel-lined plate. Assemble your loaded pastrami fries by grabbing a cast iron skillet and layering the fries, cooked peppers and onions, pastrami, and cheese sauce. Repeat the layering until you've used all of your ingredients.

Top with jalapeno slices and onions (optional) for an extra kick. Serve and enjoy.

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