Brown Butter Gorgonzola Fries

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!

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I had Gorgonzola Fries at Henry's Tavern in Portland, Oregon and these are my version. The sauce is easy to make and once you have the fries baked or fried up, sit back and enjoy!

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.

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