Disco Fries- The only way to go sometimes


Coming from the Midwest, I had never heard of 'Disco Fries' before.

We always ate our fries with ketchup and salt. Something called 'Disco Fries' was simply an urban legend.

Apparently, 'Disco Fries'is a big deal in some parts of the country.
By 'some parts of the country' I do mean New Jersey.

Disco Fries- The only way to go sometimes

I would assume that Disco Fries got their name because people leaving the disco's needed something warm and comforting to nosh on after a long night on the town. In a state that practically defines the diner, finding a place to eat warm and comforting nosh is not all that hard to do.

Think of disco fries as a little bit of everything that you would want to nosh on after a long night at the disco's all rolled up on to one plate.
It's a lot of starch, I know that. But, sometimes you just have to try something. Especially if you have been out all night long.

Do they still even have disco's?

Disco Fries- The only way to go sometimes

Disco Fries- The only way to go sometimes

You will need brown gravy for this recipe.

You can make it yourself or find some brown gravy already made for you. Having some brown gravy on hand, in case of any late night after-disco emergencies, is not a bad idea if you are a fan of this dish.

Making your own brown gravy is not a big deal.
To make your own brown gravy, you will need beef bullion , garlic powder and some cornstarch, which you may or may not have sitting in a cabinet somewhere.

You will also need some seasonings.

Here are some great ideas on seasonings that would go great with disco fries.

The recipe

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Disco Fries
This could be the ultimate comfort diner food featuring the best of potatoes and gravy
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 cup Minced Onion
  • 1 crushed Beef Bullion Cube
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 26-30 package Frozen French Fries- thick such as waffle or steak fries
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded, Can sub in a jar of cheese product in a bottle if desperate Sharp or Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Omit the first 5 ingredients if using prepared gravy Gravy- Beef (optional)
Prepare the fries as directed on the package. I prefer to bake mine in an oven. This is a good time to season the fries.While your fries are cooking/baking, prepare your gravy. You can use prepared gravy and skip this step. To make your own gravy, melt your butter in a medium pan. Add your onion and stir occasionally.In a pot, bring to a boil your bullion and water. Turn the heat down and add your cornstarch, stirring until thickened. Set aside, stirring as needed until you need this for the recipe.When your fries are done, keep the oven on or preheat your oven to 350 if it has not been in use.Place half of your fries in a pre-treated or foil-lined shallow baking dish or pan with sides. Going the foil route can help with the clean up.Layer 1/2 of your cheese over the fries and then layer the remaining fries over that. Top with the remaining cheese. Season as needed. Bake in the oven for 4-5 minutes or until cheese seem melted to your needs.Remove from oven. Top with gravy when you are ready to serve. Some people will add a bit of bacon to this.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2-4 servings
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  1. I never heard of this before too!!! I'll have to try it out!!!

  2. Sure looks good to me.Tho I never heard of Disco fries before Im sure my family would eat them.

  3. Makes me glad that Disco is dead. Where I come from we eat cony fries which is fries covered with a good cony sauce with ground beef and cheese.

  4. I have never heard of Disco Fries, they look so good.

  5. These fries look like sticky, messy, and fun to eat.

  6. I have never heard of them but I think I just found my soulmate lol!! Omgosh do these looks AAAAAAmazing!!!

  7. I never hear of them either, but they look so wonderful. Delicious!

  8. I never heard of them! Thanks for sharing!



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