YES I’M THAT PERSON WHO PUT SHEPHERD’S PIE ON WAFFLE FRIES. (sorry to scream.)
I think the question is, why wouldn’t we?
Plus it’s been forever since I’ve had a good ol’ waffle cut fry, so the idea of a crunchy, baked carby canoe o’ bliss shoveling all that beefy shepherd’s pie filling straight into my face? Girl, please.
And guess what, these seasoned waffle cut fries come straight from a bag! And they’re PHENOM. Alexia Foods has a ton of frozen baked yummies like regular fries, truffle fries, waffle cut fries, onion rings, etc. They even have an organic line! But for this particular post, my soul fairies viciously commanded the waffle fries. And I don’t dare argue with the soul fairies. Guys, I don’t.
So I was thinking this would be a fun appetizer for ya! Something to kick start your Christmas fare. And it’s fairly simple to pull together, too. You do two things.
Okay three things.
1) Bake those Alexia Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries! Out of the bag and onto a baking sheet. Boom. (Also, these are seasoned, but not overly seasoned. Like, perfectly seasoned. Save a few to the side to dip in some ranch dressing while no one is looking. Yeah, I feel those head nods.)
2) Prepare your shepherd’s pie filling. I WILL SAY, this has red wine in it. Because you know how I love red wine with beef. It’s depth! I dig depth. But you can absolutely swap in beef stock or beer if you fancy.
Get the filling nice and reduced and luscious and glorious and marvelous and spectacular and I’ll chill.
3) Wistfully stare at the baked Alexia Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries while you pour a glass of the red wine that you opened for the beef mixture. Because it’s the holidays and you’re smart.
Stack it up! Waffle fry, beef mix, little bit of herby garnish. Into your mouth. Done.
What’s even better is that these will completely trick your kids into thinking it’s kid food. BITE SIZE? WAFFLE FRY? Look at them eating one after another. BAHAHA, swindled! (<–said like Vizzini from The Princess Bride.)
Another thing, these waffle fries really hold up well under all that beefy filling. Bravo, Alexia! You may move into my mouth.
Christmas appetizer? Me thinks obviously.
And yes I called them stackers. Don’t punch me.
(This post is definitely in partnership with Alexia Foods, but all ramblings and waffle cut fry inhalings are totally my own. We coo?)