It doesn’t matter if you’re more of a ‘slap chip’ or a crispy fry kind of person, you’ll love this recipe. Loaded fries are super indulgent and they’re perfect for a range of occasions – from dinner parties to having the gang round to watch the match. You can even enjoy them on your own when you just want some ‘me time’.




There are three parts to this recipe – the sauce, the toppings and, of course, the fries.


The sauce:

1 tbsp oil, for frying

1 small onion, finely diced

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped (or more if you want it hotter)

1 green pepper, cored and sliced

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes


The toppings:

200g nacho chips

80g grated mozzarella cheese, for topping

Fresh coriander, chopped, for serving

Chilli sauce, to serve


The fries:

Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

1kg frozen French fries

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season


These ingredients serve 4-6 people.



To make the sauce, preheat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and sauté the onion, garlic and chilli for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add the green peppers and sauté for a further 4 minutes. Add the tinned tomatoes, season well and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.



Now to cook the chips. Preheat oil to 180 degrees Celsius. Deep-fry the frozen chips in the hot oil for 3-4 minutes (or until golden brown). Remove from the oil and drain the chips on absorbent paper. Season with salt and pepper.


Place the chips on a large serving dish and top with the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with the crushed nacho chips and grated cheese. For the final flourish, put the whole lot under the grill. Be sure to preheat it to its highest setting and grill the dish until the cheese is bubbly and golden. 


Serve your loaded fries immediately – but just remember to sprinkle with fresh coriander and have some chilli sauce on the side.




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