Recipe: Animal Style Fries


Possibly the greatest fast food invention in recent memory. Animal style fries are on the secret menu of In 'n' Out Burger, but now we can all enjoy them at home. Hooray!


For The Sauce

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp american mustard
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 4 drops tabasco sauce
  • 1 pickled gherkin

For The Onions

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

For The Fries

  • 500 g maris piper potatoes
  • 1 l vegetable oil for frying

To Assemble

  • 6 slices american cheese
make the special sauce

Step 1

Make The Special Sauce

Mix the mayo, american mustard, ketchup, cider vinegar and tabasco in a bowl until well combined. Finely dice the gherkin and stir.

saute the onions

Step 2

Saute The Onions

Heat a large frying pan over a high heat and pour in the vegetable oil. Slice the onions and add them to the pan with the sugar and the vinegar. Cook in the hot pan, stirring every few minutes until they’re soft and slightly blackened in places.

preheat the oil

Step 3

Preheat The Oil

Heat a pan of vegetable oil to 180ºC

Fry your fries!

Step 4

Fry Your Fries!

Fry the potato batons for 4-5 minutes, until golden brown and soft inside. Drain on kitchen paper and season well with sea salt.

assemble your dirty fries

Step 5

Assemble Your Dirty Fries

Tip the hot fries into a couple of shallow containers (or plates) and layer over the cheese. Add the hot onions and top with plenty of sauce. Serves 2

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