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Cheesy French Fries with Homemade Ranch

These Cheesy French Fries with Homemade Ranch are seriously comfort food at its best. Loaded with an incredible amount of flavor, easy to make and made with the most basic ingredients.

My inspiration for this recipe comes from my time in beautiful California. There was a restaurant called Islands, and they had the best ever cheesy fries. Of course, I added a Spanish flare here to take these fries to the next-level in greatness.

To make the homemade ranch, I used Greek yogurt. Makes this dish much healthier, and it actually creates an incredible ranch. I also used a mild Manchego cheese. This cheese really elevated the flavors in this recipe.

TIPS & TRICKS to make this Recipe: I used yukon gold potatoes and left the skins on them. You can use whatever potatoes you like and peel them if you like. However, the skin does give the french fries an incredible rustic texture and flavor. Once the dish is ready, serve at once, as the cheese tends to harden up pretty quickly.

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Cheesy French Fries with Homemade Ranch

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 4 yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash freshly cracked black pepper


  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash freshly cracked black pepper


  • 2 cups shredded mild Manchego cheese
  • handful freshly chopped chives


  1. Wash and pat dry 4 medium sized yukon gold potatoes (I left the skin on but you can peel them if you like), cut off about 1/4 inch from each end, that way you can easily stand the potatoes up, and cut 1/4 inch thick vertical slices from each potato, then cut 1/4 inch thick pieces from each piece to form your french fries, add them to a large bowl and fill with cold water to cover all the potatoes, let them sit for at least 30 minutes, this helps remove some of the starch in the potatoes to give them a crunchy texture once they are baked

  2. After at least 30 minutes drain the potatoes into a sieve, rinse them under some cold running water, then add them into a dishcloth and pat them completely dry, add the potatoes back into the bowl, pour in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, a generous 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder and season with sea salt & black pepper, toss together until well combined, transfer the potatoes into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, make sure they´re all in a singe layer, add into a preheated oven, bake and broil option 250 C - 475 F

  3. Meanwhile, make the ranch and prepare the cheese, add 1/2 cup greek yogurt into a bowl, shred in 1 large clove of garlic, add in a generous 1/2 tsp dried dill, squeeze in 1/2 tsp lemon juice and pour in 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, season with sea salt & a generous portion of freshly cracked black pepper, whisk together until well combined, set aside, shred a generous 2 cups of a mild Manchego cheese, set aside

  4. After 30 to 35 minutes the french fries should be perfectly cooked, remove from the oven, transfer them into an oven-proof pan (or just leave them in the baking tray), evenly spread the shredded cheese over the french fries and add back into the oven until the cheese is fully melted, about 4 to 5 minutes

  5. Once the cheese is melted remove from the oven, drizzle the homemade ranch dressing over the cheesy french fries and sprinkle with freshly chopped chives, serve at once, enjoy!

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