My brand new grain and gluten free garlic roast debris fries are a personal take on the New Orleans classic, y'all. Leftover south Louisiana garlic-stuffed beef chuck roast, served on a bed of homemade white and sweet fries, Pepper Jack cheese, and green onions. Popped in the oven just long enough for most of the cheese to melt, giving you that super delicious, stringy-hot-melty cheese experience from first bite to last. Yep and yay...
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It All Started with a Long-Lost Family Visit
A few blessed days ago, my mom and I got to visit with family members that we'd hadn't seen in 21 years! These three cousins of mine came from three northern states to visit us and the rest of the family still living in south Louisiana.
As soon as I heard that they were coming, I immediately thought of making my version of Louisiana garlic-stuffed beef roast. And, I just knew in my heart that it would be nostalgic and memorable. And it sooo was, y'all!! (If you need the recipe, click on the link above or the pic below.)
Each bite brought me right back to my childhood days visiting Bayou Blue, where my mom is from. Everybody made garlic-stuffed beef roasts back then. But, sadly now the practice of stuffing the roasts with garlic and parsley is kind of falling by the wayside.
But, not in my heart or kitchen! Nope! So, I made the roast. My mom put out a table spread that included her family-famous jambalaya. And a good time was had by all...
A few hours later I arrived home with about a pound of leftover garlic-stuffed beef roast. So, I decided that I would let it go out with a bang by whipping up a quick batch of another local favorite, debris fries.
What Exactly Are Grain & Gluten Free Garlic Roast Debris Fries, You Ask?
If you've never had them, debris fries are just leftover roast and gravy, cheese, and white or sweet fries. Oh, and a garnish of green onion, if you just can't seem to live without them like me!
All you have to do to make them is to fry the white and/or sweet potato fries. And, place them in one or two ovenproof bowls or plates. Then, top with the hot, shredded leftover roast and gravy, which usually goes straight down into the fries. Sprinkle cheese on top, and bake in a preheated oven for just a few minutes, until the cheese is all perfectly melty. Remove, and finish off with green onion garnishes.
And dig in, y'all! The hot fries are swollen with gravy. And the steaming shredded garlic-stuffed roast beef melts right in your mouth. The dots of cheese give you that stringy satisfaction that you just NEED in a cheesy fries snack. And the pops of green onion freshness pulls it all together, giving you a night-out appetizer experience on your TV-watching couch!
Oh, the love for these grain and gluten free garlic roast debris fries, y'all! They're absolutely amazing, and one of the easiest things I've ever thrown together. They're even sooo addictive that you might make a roast just to shred into as many debris fries bowls as you possibly can.
Share these debris fries with those you want to surprise with a fun and exciting leftovers meal they'll never, ever forget. And see y'all on the yum side...
Grain and Gluten Free Garlic Roast Beef Debris Fries
- oil for frying
- 1 pound frozen or fresh white and sweet potato fries
- 1 pound leftover Louisiana Garlic Stuffed Beef Roast
- 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
- green onion rings for garnish, optional
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
- When ready, fry the white and sweet potato fries in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Heat the leftover roast on the stovetop or microwave. Use two forks to shred the meat.
- Place the fries, the roast, and the cheese on one to two oven-proof plates or bowls.
- Heat in oven for 1 to 3 minutes, or until cheese melts.
- Serve immediately.