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Seasoned Fries loaded with Indian curry sauce, salad and cheese; this game-day recipe doubles as Naan wraps. Addictive and easy to make!
April is racing fast and we are all gearing up for a LOT of parties. Lots of game-days, spring parties and summer grilling events are in sight. This year I am planning some fusion recipes for all these parties!
One of my favorite ingredient to enjoy at parties in my house or to take along for get togethers is everything from the collection by Mc Cain®. Their Extra Crisp Crinkle fries and Seasoned Curly Fries have a permanent spot in our game-day menu. Not to forget the Mashed Potato Smiles, a favorite for kids and adults alike! Made from real potatoes, this company is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products!
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This time I made the game-day spread using Nachos made from Seasoned Curly Fries, Naan breads to wrap the Nachos and make wraps, Crinkle fries and a few dips like curry sauce, mustard, salsa and mayonnaise. The spread was PERFECT and is now going to be repeated at another gaming event!
Why make Nachos with Fries?
For the longest time my game-day recipes would be traditional chips and dips, nachos made using them and served with tortilla.
This time around I decided to innovate the traditional combination and turn everything on its head. I replaced corn chips with seasoned fries, taco sauce with freshly made curry sauce and tortilla with store bought naans!
The combination was perfect and now this form of nachos is made VERY often in our house, for parties or for weekends. Everyone enjoys it as it has the perfect balance of spice, crunch, cheese toppings and is super easy to make!
One more reason to make this addictive snack is that it requires ingredients that are ALL available at Walmart. I made one trip and I got everything I needed for the recipe! Plus, after the ingredients were bought, I could make the recipe in under 30 minutes!
Make the toppings and sauce before hand. Just before the party, make the nachos and serve. Once the preparation is done, it only takes 15 minutes to put it together! Plus, the recipe doubles or triples wonderfully. Make it for a family or please a crowd!
How to make Fries Nachos PERFECT each time?
This recipe has a few ingredients and MOST of them can be customized based on how you like. I used the Seasoned Curly Fries for this recipe but the Crinkle fries work equally well for the recipe. I baked the fries in the recipe but fried ones work amazingly well too.
I made the curry sauce from scratch as it does not take a long time. However, the same can be bought from the store and used off the bottle.
The only other toppings I used are vegetables and cheese. Adding corn, peppers, sautéed vegetables and paneer works really well too. I love the recipe with the add-ins too.
How to serve the Nachos?
For my latest game-day party I made the nachos in a cast iron skillet. Along with that I also baked some extra Seasoned Fries and Crinkle Fries. I served the Nachos with a side of Naan for my friends to make their own Naaniza or Wraps.
Along with the delicious fries, there was salsa, curry sauce, mayonnaise and mustard for people to dip their fries. I LOVE the fries without any dip, especially the seasoned ones!
So now, look no further and make this for your next game-day! I would LOVE to hear how it turned out for you all!
For the Sauce
Onion ½ medium, diced
Garlic 2-3 cloves, minced
Ginger ½ inch piece, minced
Canned Tomatoes 1 cup
Vegetable Oil 1 tbsp
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Cumin Powder ¼ tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Sugar ½ tsp
For the Fries
Mc Cain seasoned curly Fries ½ bag
Onion ½ medium, diced
Tomato ½ medium, diced
Lettuce 3-4 leaves, shredded
Shredded Cheese ¼ cup
Shredded Red Cabbage ¼ cup
Cumin Powder ½ tsp
Lime Juice ¼ tsp
Naan to serve
For the Sauce
Blend the onion, garlic and ginger to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, add the paste. Sauté till the onion is cooked, about 4-5 minutes.
Next add the canned tomatoes, red chili powder, sugar and salt. Let the sauce simmer till the tomatoes are mushy.
Add the Garam masala and cumin powder. Mix well. Remove from flame and set aside.
To make the Nachos
Preheat oven to 450 F. In a baking tray arrange the seasoned curly fries in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes. Then turn the fries over and bake for another 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, add the curry sauce and half the shredded cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes, till the cheese melts.
Meanwhile, mix together onion, tomatoes, cabbage and lettuce. Sprinkle cumin powder and lime juice and mix well.
Once the cheese melts on the nachos, remove from oven. Spread the salad on the fries and serve.
To enjoy the Nachos in wraps, place some of the prepared fries on naan and enjoy as a wrap.