I had Gorgonzola Fries at Henry's Tavern in Portland, Oregon and these are my version of those fries and recently talked about them in my five things post about Portland eats. And someone asked for the recipe so I thought I would try my hand at it. I wasn't trying to make Henry's fries exactly but I think I came pretty close.
And you know about my obsession with brown butter…right? So let's go there.
It only takes a few minutes to get the brown butter gorgonzola sauce done…first brown the butter. Basically, melt it and allow it to brown just a little bit. You'll smell the nutty flavor but be careful not to burn it!
I used heavy cream and 2% milk so that the sauce wouldn't separate. With the gorgonzola and the addition of ground sage and cayenne, it's the perfect blend. You'll love these fries!
I'm excited to announce that I'm working with McCormick once again this season to share with you the Seasonal Seven Flavors, cinnamon, nutmeg, poultry seasoning, ginger, sage, vanilla, and peppermint, and most specifically I will be sharing recipes with sage in them.
Brown Butter Gorgonzola Fries Recipe
- 1 pound frozen fries or homemade, prepared according to directions
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- salt & pepper
- 1.5-2 ounces gorgonzola cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon ground sage
- pinch cayenne pepper
how to brown butter
- Add butter to a saucepan and heat at medium. Don't let it burn. Continually stir with a wooden spoon and remove from heat when butter particles start to brown, about 5-8 minutes.
- Add heavy cream and continually stir, it may bubble a little. Allow to reduce for about 2-3 minutes. Add milk and also stir continuously. Add salt and pepper and cook for about 1-3 minutes. Add cheese and stir. Allow cheese to melt. Then, add sage and cayenne. Mix thoroughly, add salt and pepper if necessary.
- Pour over fries and serve immediately.
- Note: I like to bake my fries for this recipe. I put a little bit of vegetable oil on the foil before adding the fries and make sure to start the fries before starting the brown butter gorgonzola cream sauce.
Do you have a favorite recipe that includes sage? I would love to hear about it! If you have a linke, please share it!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. I love working with them and as always opinions are my own!
Perfect Fries says
Gorgonzola sauce on fries seems like a unique take on a traditional snack. Great post.
Nessie @ bakingequalslove says
These are a whole new level of awesomeness. Would never have thought to do a creamy cheese sauce with fries. It is an american thing? Looks delicious!
Jen @ Savory Simple says
shelly (cookies and cups) says
These sound phenomenal! I want to bathe in that sauce.
These look incredible Julie! Brown butter plus gorgonzola sounds like pure bliss!
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says
Mmmm…these sound awesome!!!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
Perfect fries, I think I mentioned before about the local place near me which is famous for gorgonzola fries, looking at yours is telling me to go get some this weekend! Maybe I’ll try and create a diffrerent kind of cheesy fry??
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
This is so unique and creative – I want some! Fries and creativity! Ha – have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Carlas Confections says
Oh man I want these right now! I am going to have to make them soon. My craving needs to be filled!
Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs says
Oh, I’ve died and gone to gorgonzola heaven. This looks out of control amazing!
addie | culicurious says
YUMMMMMM 🙂 I love every ingredient in this recipe! Definitely making
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I am so glad you recreated this because this is to DIE FOR! Jason is a fry fanatic so he is going to be freaking thrilled when I make this for him.
Kelly Senyei says
Oh my sweet (and savory) heavens! What an amazing dish for football season, Julie!
OMG! These look incredibly amazing and oh so not good for my hips.
Yum! I had gorgonzola fries for the first time in San Fran last year–they were life changing. I bet these are just as good if not better!
Kerry | Yum and Yummer says
Omg. My heart will probably stop pumping when I eat these, but I don’t even care. They look amazing!
Also I wrote “pumpkin” when typing pumping. I think this season has done something to my brain.
Parsley Sage says
Swoonable! Gorgonzola has such an ace flavor…I think its pretty genius to use it for fries. YUMMY!
Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy says
That brown butter Gorgonzola looks divine, I think I could lick the pot clean 🙂
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Perfect! I have extra waffle fries in the freezer and can’t wait to nibble on these. And sage must really add flavor to it. Yum!
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
AH! I went to Henry’s in August and had these fries!! Life changing, right?
Woah…these sound incredible Julie. I’m not sure I could go back to regular fries after eating these!
As a fries lover I have (sadly) never eaten potatoes like this. Thanks so much for not only getting my mouthwatering, but for sharing the recipe. Yums!!
My favorite recipe that includes sage is country sausage. Just isn’t the same without it.
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
This looks absolutely amazing! Like respectable adult cheese fries. 😀
Cat Davis - Food Family Finds says
Those sure do look good. What exactly does the gorgonzola cheese taste like (I’ve never had it before) ?
Bev @ Bev Cooks says
My eyeballs are having a PARTY right now.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Browned butter + cheese. Yes, I am down. For sure!
Cookbook Queen says
These seriously look like perfection!!!
Cassie | Bake Your Day says
I absolutely love sage in the fall. And with gorgonzola and brown butter…out of this world! These look amazing, must-try!
[email protected] says
I am obsessed with those and these fries. I love stinky cheese on anything!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Those look absolutely scrumptious!!! I love the flavor of sage. It’s the key spice in my meatloaf recipe. 🙂
Christine (Cook the Story) says
I’m fascinated. I’ve never heard of such a thing. While I am totally aware that gorgonzola and cheese curds are nothing alike, I still find myself wondering if this tastes at all like poutine. Thanks for sharing. I’m inspired!
Hmm, I think I feel a vegan version of this coming on! Thanks for the inspiration!
Julie Deily says
I love it, Marly! 🙂 I can’t wait to see those!!