Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.
Most Helpful

What a great recipe! We baked the fries and used diced canned jalapenos, although only about half of what the recipe called for. I couldn't resist sprinkling some shredded cheese on top and sticking back under the broiler for a minute. Delicious with homemade ranch dressing! Thank you for posting Susie. Made for ZaarStars tag, please see my rating system.

puppitypup February 24, 2008

We love spice so this was right up my family's alley! I used fresh jalapeno peppers and homemade fries and served with ranch dressing both my DH and Ds loved this and I will make again soon, thanks for sharing Susie!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 02, 2008

Wow these were good! I used fewer jalapenos but still enjoyed plenty of spice. The ranch dressing helps cool the heat a bit.

iris5555 January 12, 2008