Sawtooth Grill Blue Cheese Fries

Sawtooth Grill Blue Cheese Fries

Back when I lived in Spokane, there was a restaurant there called the Sawtooth Grill.  I heard it has since closed, but when we lived there it was one of our favorite places to frequent for cheeseburgers.  They had GREAT burgers.  And they had an appetizer on their menu which was skinny French fries doused in a blue cheese sauce.  H-E-A-V-E-N.

We actually went there for lunch after my graduation at SCC.  My parents came out for my graduation and we were going to drive a big ass moving truck back to PA the next day.  So my mom and I ordered these blue cheese fries and were basically just dying and I remember asking the server for the recipe, because we are moving tomorrow and will never be back here!!  I do remember her getting the recipe for me from the chef – but I lost it!  doh!

So I had to do a little improvising.  I had used a blue cheese sauce in a recipe before and tweaked it a little bit to fit this recipe, and now you have a total slutty plate of French fries covered in blue cheese sauce.

You’re welcome.  ?

Sawtooth Grill Blue Cheese Fries

1 bag Ore-Ida extra crispy fast food fries
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 small yellow onion, diced fine
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup whole milk, warmed for 2 minutes in the microwave
2-4 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Chopped chives

1. Bake fries according to package directions. The sauce will make enough for a full bag, so if you are only making a half bag, cut the sauce in half.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and add the onion. Saute until translucent. Add the flour, and whisk together, then add the warm milk straight away. Whisk until the sauce thickens, a few minutes. When the sauce has almost reached your desired consistency, add in the crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. Start with 2 ounces, and add from there. Some people do not like a strong blue cheese flavor, so taste and see what you prefer. I added closer to 4 ounces when I made mine, and the sauce was very thick at that point. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. When the fries are finished, season with salt. Remove to a platter, or keep them in the baking pan, whichever is easiest for you! Pour the blue cheese sauce over top, and sprinkle with chopped chives. You may also add extra Gorgonzola crumbles on top if you desire!