33 Reviews

Oh man, was this good! Rich and tasty - and low fat, too! Ok, so two out of three's not bad. Seriously, quite easy and really really delicious! I pretty much stuck to the recipe except I put half the potatoes down on the ranch then sprinkled a handful of cheese then put the rest of the potatoes down and then the rest of the cheese. I ended up with the bacon on top. I was afraid the ranch on the bottom of the platter would go to waste but the potatoes sort of draw it up into them. We were scraping our plates clean to get every morsel. Extremely yummy - a real husband pleaser! Thanks, Kim, for a great dish! I'm uploading a picture so everyone can see how yummy it is!

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SaraFish July 30, 2002

These were delicious. I never would have thought to combine these particular ingredients but they all went together fantastically. The Ranch dressing really gave these potatoes some zing. Very yummy. Thanks for posting.

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CCinSC June 17, 2002

Yeah Baby is right. We made ourselves sick off these. The cheese, bacon and ranch made for a great combination. Give Tommy a big ole smooch from me. Yummy to the third. Thanks Kim :)

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Sunflower September 09, 2002

I have to tell you, these were wonderful! Everyone loved them. It's a great combination - we had them as a side dish with our hamburgers & brats last night. They were wonderful. I'll bet they'd be good as a side dish for steak too. Thanks for posting them.

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Mysterygirl August 05, 2002

These are incredibly awesome! There are 2 pizza shops in our area that serve french fries like this. One place calls them Texas Fries and another calls them Kansas Fries. This recipe is very similar in taste and there is no need to order out for them! Thanks!

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Karen=^..^= May 27, 2002

Good heavens! What a guilty pleasure that was! I think I'm going to attempt to "low fat" this one because I want to eat it more often. I did use lowfat dressing (hidden valley mixed with 1% milk and lowfat mayo). The cheese I used was a shredded mexican cheese blend. It did take a little longer to cook the potatoes than I anticipated. I think I may try brushing the cubed potatoes with some oil/bacon fat & baking in the oven next time -- I'll also try blending in some lowfat cheese with the regular stuff.

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jckamen March 06, 2003

Kim, I have tried to resist this recipe for so long but just couldn't stand it any longer. These fries are the end all and be all as far as I am concerned. Tender pan roasted potatoes loaded with rich cheese, Ranch dressing and bacon. What is not to love? The ultimate food experience for me. Thanks for sharing this.

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ratherbeswimmin' February 03, 2003

I made these last night. I made my first mistake by cutting the potatoes too thick. I cut them in wedges instead of small cubes and so there was more bland inside than crispy tasty outside, thats my fault. The other thing is that I found that warm ranch dressing seems to have a totally different taste than cold. I order smothered cheese fries all the time in restaurants and always dip them in ranch dressing. But the cooked ranch was just not for me, which I think is very weird. If I make these again I will just leave off the ranch dressing step, and instead serve it on the side, cold. I did not rate this recipe because I think the recipe itself is wonderful and everyone else has loved it. I just wanted to give a suggestion for anyone who may not be a huge ranch fan.

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ROBIN PENA April 08, 2003

It's a very rare occasion that I cook something that everyone likes...but these potatoes got 5 stars from everyone! I've already had requests to make this again - VERY soon. I served this as a side dish to accompany Dijon Steaks, deviled eggs and rolls. As my DS commented..."that was a fine meal"! I can't wait to make these again. Thanks for posting a great recipe!!

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Dreamgoddess March 18, 2003

LOVED this recipe!!!!! Excellent flavor and nice 'n' cheesy. It does take a while to make this recipe, but it is definately worth it!!!! Will be making again. And again. And again.......

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The_Desperate_Housewife July 09, 2003
Tommy Fries