Cooper Cheese Jersey Disco Fries

Melt Melt MELT 8 8 SERVES: 8

From the world capital of 24-hour diners, disco fries are New Jersey’s own legendary late-night comfort food. Why “disco fries?” Possibly because they were a favorite of the 1970s dance crowd. They’d pile into the diners in the wee hours of the morning, famished from all the Lawnmowers and Sprinklers and Disco Fingers, ready to scarf down something as indulgent as their polyester jumpsuits. These fries are crispy, savory, smothered in gravy and melty Cooper Cheese. And you can enjoy this bit of Jersey food history right in your own home. (Dancing the night away optional.)

INGREDIENTS

2 16-ounce bags frozen steak-cut french fries
2 cups beef or chicken gravy (homemade or store-bought)
15 slices Cooper Sharp White cheese
1 cup parsley, chopped
Montreal steak seasoning, to taste

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 450°F.

On a baking sheet, pour contents of french fries and bake to manufacturer recommendations. For the best, most disco of disco fries, make sure the fries are nice and crispy.

Remove the sheet of crispy french fries from the oven and pour the gravy evenly over the fries.

Break the Cooper Cheese slices into 1/4-inch pieces and portion evenly over the gravy-coated fries.

Place the sheet of disco fries back into oven and bake for another 5 minutes. When cheese is nice and melty, remove from the oven and sprinkle chopped parsley over the fries. Sprinkle with Montreal steak seasoning to taste.

Then invite over your closest friends for a dance party, throw on some bell bottoms, serve up your disco fries and boogie-oogie-oogie ‘til you just can’t boogie no more!