Everyone please welcome Marissa as she is guest posting today and sharing a delicious looking recipe for Sweet Thai Chili Fries!
Hello! My name is Marissa and I am a self proclaimed “Domestic Engineer”. I am currently a stay-at-home-mom/ military housewife who loves to cook, plan and host events, craft, and wine…I really love wine! I like to try and “do-it-all” while keeping to a strict budget and while chasing after my active toddler.
When I am not crafting or planning a get together, chances are I am watching a sporting event with my husband. Our family loves sports! We actually play soccer and love watching it, along with football and basketball too. Game days are a blast at our house, because not only do we get to root on our favorite teams, we also love making and eating game day treats. Wings, chips, dips, etc. are great, but I like to elevate our munchies and take them to the next level. A new and oh-so gourmet item on our game day menu is a dish I call “Sweet Thai Chili Fries”.
They are budget friendly (check), super simple to make (check), and could not be more delicious (double check)!
We actually just hosted a World Cup party where I made these Sweet Thai Chili Fries. Everyone told me how much they loved them, everyone wanted the recipe, and the fries were completely gone before the start of half time- they are just that tasty! This is a spicy dish that includes the bold flavors of jalapenos and sweet Thai chili sauce. The buttermilk ranch cools down this dish a bit, and helps leaves just the right amount of heat on your pallet making you come back for more!
Sweet Thai Chili Fries
- 1 bag of frozen french fries (I like to use the ones that are really skinny- they give it more crunch)
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- 1 packet Buttermilk Ranch Dip
- 1 cup sour cream (of Greek yogurt)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (can be found in the ethnic food section at your grocery store)
- Optional: Add chopped chicken or steak
- Cook french fries according to package instructions.
- While fries are baking, begin making your ranch sauce. Mix packet of ranch dip with sour cream (or Greek Yogurt) and milk. You do not want the sauce to be too thick, so add more milk if necessary. Sauce should be slightly thinner than regular ranch dressing. Set aside.
- When fries are finished begin layering the toppings: sauces go first- drizzle the ranch and sweet chili sauce on the fries, if you are adding meat place that down next and finish off by sprinkling with cilantro, jalapenos, and scallions. Enjoy!
Although we make Sweet Thai Chili Fries for our “gourmet game days,” they also make a great side dish. Served alongside burgers and beer at your next sporting event, or as a fantastic appetizer at your next happy hour (served on little plates in individual portions), you and your guests are sure to love them. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Bon Appetit!
I also want to give a special thank you to Emily for giving me the chance to share one of our favorite family recipes with you. It has been a pleasure!