Just like every cowboy needs a sidekick, every good steak or burger can be made even better with a great side dish.
One of our all-time favorites: Parmesan Cheese Fries, dusted with Cattleman’s Grill Steakhouse Seasoning and fresh herbs. They go with anything, and also make a great main dish – just add leftover brisket, a little more cheese, and call it Irish Nachos. Substitute cheese curds and add gravy for classic Canadian Poutine. The possibilities are endless, especially when you cook them in cast iron on your Yoder Smokers YS640.
Serves 4, as an appetizer
3 medium sized potatoes, washed and cut into strips
2 Tbsp Cattleman’s Grill Steakhouse Seasoning
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 – 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
Salt & Pepper to taste
Preheat your YS640 for direct grilling at 425º F. (Be sure to remove the diffuser plate or the trap door of your two-piece diffuser plate.) When your pit comes up to temp go ahead and place your oven safe skillet on the grates over the firebox to preheat. We’re using a 12″ Lodge cast-iron skillet.
Make sure to clean your potatoes before cutting, since we are leaving the skin on. (Note: You can slice your french fries any size you want, ours are cut about a 1/4″ the entire length of the potato.) Put your potato slices in a large bowl and coat them with the olive oil, Cattleman’s Grill Steakhouse seasoning, and garlic.
Head to the cooker and place the fries in your preheated skillet. Stir or rotate every 10 minutes to make sure you get that delicious crisp all around. Around the 30 minute mark, or when browned to your liking, sprinkle the fries evenly with parmesan cheese. Shut the cooker door, allowing the cheese to melt over the fries for an additional 5 minutes or so.
Remove from the skillet and top with scallions or parsley to serve.
Add additional toppings (pulled pork, brisket, chili) as desired or dip into ketchup or ranch dressing.