Texas Fries

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

My version of the Riscky's BBQ Original. They offer them as an appetizer but I can make a meal of it. While the real thing is best, one serving equals my total monthly fat allotment. I skinnied it down by sauteeing the onions & peppers rather than dropping them in the deep fryer as they do. I also prefer to oven bake fresh cut potatoes.We like them to put the quick back in our step so I pepper heavily. Fork required!

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  • 32 ounces frozen french fries (or use your favorite home made version)
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled, sliced thin & ringed
  • 1 cup sliced pickled jalapeno peppers, canned (preferred) or 1 cup sliced fresh jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • ranch dressing (optional)


  1. Bake or fry potatoes, whichever you prefer.
  2. Pour oil in a large skillet. Add onions & jalapenos & cook, stirring often, till onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. **We prefer the canned jalapenos because the vinegar seeps into the onions while cooking & flavors the whole dish. If using fresh peppers, you may need either more oil or a dash of vinegar.
  4. Spoon half the onion/pepper mixture onto a serving dish. Top with hot fries. Add remaining onion & peppers.
  5. Salt to taste but pepper liberally.
  6. To make it authentic, serve with ranch dressing for dipping rather than ketchup.