Beer Chili Cheese Fries and Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest

Beer Chili Cheese Fries with Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese

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I love chili cheese fries! They’re even better after a night of drinking. All that yummy cheese and greasy chili over crispy French fries! I can’t get enough. This recipe has everything you love about Chili Cheese Fries without all the quilt. Lean ground turkey and baked fries make this recipe lighter than you greasy dish you’ll get a some restaurants but provides all the satisfaction.

I sliced my potatoes thin, and tossed them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and baking in a single layer in the oven until crispy. They took about 20 minutes at 400. Once they were crispy, I added a scoop of my Homemade Beer Chili, a handful of cheese, and placed under the broiler until everything was melted.

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It was like eating nachos. The flat potatoes made it much easier to hold all the chili and cheese goodness.

I was so impatient with these pictures, I literally took four pictures because I couldn’t wait any longer to dig in! And I may have slapped Huck’s hand when he tried to steal one! I was hungry and don’t like to share!

Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest

Yesterday, we attended the Palm Beach Summer Beer Festival at the South Florida Fair Grounds. Beer Fest in the A/C! WIN!!

Palm Beach Summer Beer Festival

We went to the event last year… Remember when they dropped my award winning beer??

Well this year, we entered the homebrew competition again, but made sure to protect our beer this time. Huck waited until we were about to walk in to put the bottles in the 6 pack boxes and double bagged them. Each one made it to judging without any mishaps.

I entered a Citrus American Wheat with Fresh Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Lime, and Huck entered his A1A IPA with Citrus.

There was 20 entries all together again this year. We were walking around when we heard them start to announce the winners. We quickly made our way to the stage just in time to hear 2nd place… Life Food and Beer Brewing {So cheesy and original I know!} I was stocked! I won $250… WOW!

We started walking up to the stage when they started to announce first place. I stop Huck and said we had at listen for his name… 1st place and winner for $500… Hucklebuck Brewing Company!  We won 1st and 2nd! I couldn’t believe it!

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Huck was so excited and had the BIGGEST smile on his face the rest of the day. He also reminded me a million times how I didn’t want to enter anything because I didn’t want to spend any money {job change and all} and how I said it wasn’t going to win anything. I did say that one! When I tried the wheat earlier this week, I tasted it, and said, “it’s good but probably not going to win anything.” It was a really good beer. It just didn’t blow me away. I had no doubt his IPA would place. His IPA is one of my favorite beers ever!

We celebrated our win with tacos de lengua from Tacos Al Carbon, and a huge cup of cafe con leche from Havana Restaurant! It was amazing!

Beer and Food Social

Make sure you guys come back next week. I’m hosting a Beer and Food Social with 6 other bloggers. Everyday, I’ll feature a new blogger and recipe. And we’re going to have a really awesome prize pack you can enter to win! You don’t want to miss it!!

Beer and Food Social

I still haven’t decided what I’m making… Any suggestions?

Beer Chili Cheese Fries

Serves 2
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Beer Chili Cheese Fries with Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese. This lighter version is made with baked sliced potatoes and ground turkey chili.

Ingredients

  • 6 Medium Potatoes (Sliced Thin)
  • Leftover Chili
  • Cheese
  • Garnish (Onion, Cilantro, Sour Cream, Plain Greek Yogurt, etc.)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice potatoes to desired thickness. Add potatoes to a large bowl and lightly coat with Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Lay potatoes in a single layer and cook for 10-15 minutes. Flip potatoes and continue cooking until desired crispiness. 20-25 minutes total. {Time my vary depending on thickness of potatoes.}

Arrange cooked potatoes on a oven safe pan or foil. Top with chili and cheese and place in the oven, under the broiler until cheese is melted. Serve with cilantro, diced onions, and sour cream if desired.
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2 thoughts on “Beer Chili Cheese Fries and Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest

  1. Congratulations! So Proud of you both,. Will be trying baking my potatoes for chili cheese fries. Love you and Happy for you both. Mom

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