One of my very favorite things to eat in the whole wide world is a Philly cheesesteak sandwich with some fries on the side. I could eat that meal all day every day and I'd never get tired of it. Never ever.
Cheesesteak sandwiches were in the regular meal rotation when I was a kid, and now I make them for my family, too. Over the years, I've honed and perfected my method of cooking them. I use thinly sliced steak, usually sirloin, and top my sandwiches with lots of veggies and cheese. Lots of folks say cheez whiz is the only way to go for a Philly, but I prefer white American for its stellar melty goodness.
I decided to make a meal that is a mash-up of my favorite cheesesteak sandwich and fries. To save time, which is always a plus on a busy weeknight, I used Alexia Smart Classics Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries with Sea Salt as opposed to hand cutting fries from scratch. They are the perfect vessel for all of the cheesesteak ingredients. Sounds good, right? Oh, it so is.
The Crinkle Cut fries are 98% fat-free, 100 calories per serving, 0 grams trans fat and start with fresh, U.S. grown Yukon select potatoes and all-natural sea salt. I love 'em and they've been a part of dinner time in our house for years! We absolutely love the Waffle Fries, too. The distinctive seasoning on them is outstanding.
As for the cheesesteak filling, I slice the meat super duper thin (see notes for slicing tips), and I add lots and lots of fresh vegetables. Crisp bell peppers, sweet onions, and earthy mushrooms round out the steak and cheese loaded fries.
Protein? Check. Carbs? Check. Veggies? Check! All the good stuff is in there and these loaded fries are such a fun way to transform a weeknight dinner into something extra special in less than 30 minutes. Win!
This skillet meals serves 4-6 as a main dish, but if you're looking to serve more than four as a main dish, I suggest a nice garden salad on the side. This could easily be served as a finger food appetizer for a party, too. I'm thinking it would disappear at a game day get-together.
I also think these would be yummy with a little dip on the side. I think I might try a jalapeno ranch or maybe something chipotle. That would be fab!
If you love cheesesteaks like I do, then you should totally try this twist on the northeastern favorite. All the cheesy, melty, steak sandwich goodness on the (always delish) Alexia fries. I hope you love this creatively crafted meal as much as we did!