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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce





Oh my goodness. Blue cheese lovers rejoice. This recipe I found at from Simple Comfort Food is incredibly delicious and comforting. Extra crispy fries are topped with bacon crumbles and a to die for cheese sauce that contains shallots, garlic and lots of blue cheese.

If you don't keep shallots on hand, fear not, and substitute regular onions instead. Enjoy!

Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce
Makes 2 large servings

  • 12 oz. frozen french fries (I recommend the Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries, 12 ounces would be about half of the bag, as it is on the small size as far as bags of frozen fries go.)
  • 1/3 pkg of bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked (about 4 strips, less if you prefer)
  • (Optional: Reserve about 1 tsp. of bacon grease for cooking with the garlic, shallots and butter)
  • 1/4 cup shallot, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven and bake the french fries as directed on the package for extra crispy french fries. While they are baking, cook the bacon pieces. Drain bacon on paper towels and pour grease out of saute pan. If desired you can leave a very thin layer of bacon grease in the pan to cook with the shallots, garlic and butter, about 1 tsp. worth of bacon grease. 

2. Add the shallots, garlic and butter to the pan and cook over medium heat about 4 minutes, watching carefully so that it doesn't burn. You can cook it for longer if you would like the onions to caramelize slightly, which is what I did. Just be careful that the burner isn't too hot or it may burn your shallots and garlic.

3. Add the blue cheese, milk and pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce begins to thicken. For me this took about 5-8 minutes for it to thicken up. 

4. Pour thickened blue cheese sauce over hot french fries and top with crumbled bacon. 

Recipe from Simple Comfort Food. Sharing this recipe at the following fun link parties.


Comments

  1. Oh dear. This just may be the death of me. YUM!

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  2. Oh my goodness, is right! Delicious and I could devour it right now!

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  3. These look delicious! They remind me of an appetizer I had at a place in Vegas - I've always wanted to make something like them and I think this is it! I've already pinned!!

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  4. This looks like an after game or late night snack. Looks delish. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-strawberry-cream-omelet/

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  5. Oh I am so going to have this soon! I'll let ya know how it turns out!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it :) Thank you for the comment. Your photographs on your blog are gorgeous.

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  6. Hi Ali, I just wanted to pop by and let you know that I have featured this yummy and divine recipe in my August All That Is Beautiful best read Link Magazine. Hope you get some lovely visitors. xx

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  7. I need you to know that I just literally salivated to such an extent upon viewing this that I choked. I'm not even kidding. This looks insanely, wickedly glorious! I can't wait to make it!

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