While surfing Pinterest recently I came across a post for Grilled Cheese Fries. I was searching for something yummy to serve for a football playoff party. Our crowd would definitely love a good cheesy fried snack for the big game!
Welcome to the first 2018 monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I chose to make these Grilled Cheese Fries!
Gather these two simple ingredients and let’s get started!
I am a sucker for recipes using crescent rolls! Find a few of my Crescent roll recipes here.
Begin by rolling out the first package of crescent rolls. Pinch the seams together prior to rolling out. A light dusting of flour will keep the dough from sticking to your rolling pin.
Next, cut the cheese into squares and place all over the top of the dough as shown. I topped mine with a little bit of shredded mozzarella which was not necessary and I would not do it again.
Now we place the second package of crescent rolls on top of the cheese. Spread out, pinch the seams together, dust with flour and begin rolling again. Continue rolling with your rolling pin until the blend fills nice and firm.
Fold the entire thing in half and roll again until the mixture is nice and tight.
Now, this is possibly an important factor. Fold it one more time and roll one more time. We did not fold and roll but once. It is possible doing this step a second time would keep the dough and cheese together better for the frying process.
Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut into small strips. Notice, there is a huge yield of Grilled Cheese Fries coming!
Our first pan full looked like this when they went into the hot oil. We quickly learned they expand quite a bit when they begin to fry and had to resort to putting only four into the skillet each time.
Fried Cheese ain’t pretty!
It makes a giant mess in the oil. Maybe if we had deep fried rather than shallow fried, it would make a difference. I don’t really think so because, they tend to stick together if you allow them to get too close in the skillet. I think keeping the Grilled Cheese Fries apart in the oil is important.
So my conclusion was that we should have folded and rolled a couple more times to keep the dough around the cheese better and maybe used thinner slices of the cheese too.
They were delicious!
Even though they were scrumptious and everyone loved them, we all agree the mess required to make them is a big red x for us. We had to soak the skillet and scrub repeatedly. My hubby has not recuperated from that yet. We would love to eat them again though!
All of that gooey deep fried cheesy goodness is a delight to the taste buds!
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Heather – Glitter on a Dime
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