Crispy and Delicious Tommy Fries – Easy Recipe

Welcome to the world of Tommy Fries – a unique and unforgettable taste experience that will leave you begging for more! In this recipe article, I present to you one of the most delicious, kid-friendly, and easy-to-make homemade fries recipes ever.

Tommy Fries are an original creation of the Tommy’s Restaurant in Oshawa, Canada. Known for their mouth-watering taste, and made with simple ingredients like potatoes, cheddar cheese, and bacon, they have gained worldwide popularity. They are a must-try for anyone who loves French fries or loaded fries with a twist.

As an avid enthusiast of tasty cuisine, I can attest that this recipe will achieve nothing less than perfection. What I love about Tommy Fries is that they are not just an ordinary snack–they are a comfort food that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re binge-watching TV shows or hosting a get-together party with friends and family, Tommy Fries should be your go-to recipe.

So let’s dive into the world of homemade fries and discover what makes the original Tommy French fries so special!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Tommy Fries
Tommy Fries

Looking for a way to spice up your ordinary fries? Look no further than the Tommy Fries recipe. Perfectly seasoned potato cubes are smothered in gooey cheese and crispy bacon bits to create an irresistible side dish or snack. But what sets this recipe apart? Let’s take a closer look.

First, the homemade fries are made from scratch using medium potatoes that are boiled until soft and then peeled and cubed. This provides a hearty base for the toppings and ensures that every bite is flavorful and filling.

But what really takes these fries to the next level is the combination of cheddar cheese and bacon. The cheese melts into every nook and cranny of the fries, providing a creamy texture that perfectly complements the saltiness of the crisp bacon pieces.

And if you’re looking to mix it up, there are plenty of variations available. Try adding Tommy Chili for an extra kick, or load up your fries with all sorts of tasty toppings like ranch dressing or sour cream.

But don’t just take my word for it – read the reviews. Tommy Fries have been rated 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #122 out of 343 restaurants in Oshawa. Customers rave about the mouthwatering flavors and correct portion sizes, making it a perfect appetizer to share with friends or pair with a Tbonz Gill Smokehouse burger.

So go ahead – give Tommy Fries a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Ingredient List

To make these Tommy Fries, we will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb of medium potatoes (about four)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked until crisp and then crumbled (bacon grease reserved)
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Tommy chili (optional)
  • Ranch dressing (optional)

Note that you can always adjust the amount of ingredients to fit your desired serving size. However, be sure to keep the same ratio for optimal results.

The Recipe How-To

Step 1: Prep the Potatoes

Start by washing 4 medium potatoes and drying them with paper towels. This removes any impurities and ensures that the potatoes are dry enough for frying.

Next, you want to boil the potatoes until they are soft. Fill a pot with water and add some salt. Once the water boils, carefully add your potatoes, making sure they are fully submerged. Boil for about 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft enough to slip out of their peels easily.

After boiling, wait until the potatoes cool off a bit. Then, use a sharp knife to slip off their peels. Finally, cut the potatoes into small cubes.

Step 2: Season and Fry

Now you are ready to season your fries. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper on a plate of cubed potatoes. Mix them up with your hands so that seasoning is evenly distributed over each fry.

Get a pan and fill it with about 1 inch of oil. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches 375°F.

Once the oil is hot enough, carefully put some cubed potatoes in it. Avoid crowding the pan – Only cook a few fries at a time to ensure they cook evenly.

Fry the potatoes for about 5 minutes until they’re crispy and golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them onto paper towels to drain excess oil.

Step 3: Add Toppings

Now comes the fun part! With these Tommy Homemade Cheese Fries, you have endless topping options at your fingertips! One option is using shredded cheddar cheese, bacon cooked crisp by saving some bacon grease (and crumbling it up small).

To make Tommy Texas Cheese Fries, generously top your fries with shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon into small bits. Then place in the oven at 400°F to melt for about four minutes.

If you’re looking for something spicier try adding some Tommy chili on top! Make sure to serve with ranch dressing on side

Step 4: Serve

Whether you serve these yummy appetizers as loaded fries or plain fries, there’s no denying that they are utterly delicious! Serve them immediately so that they stay fresh and crispy!

Enjoy your Tommy French Fries just like Tommy Burgers offered at TBonz gill & grill located in Oshawa which got amazing reviews on TripAdvisor ranked #122 out of 343 restaurants in Oshawa (as based on 3 unbiased reviews)!

Substitutions and Variations

When it comes to making Tommy homemade fries, there’s plenty of room to get creative with different variations and substitutions. Here are a few ideas to try:

– Cheese variations: While cheddar cheese is the classic choice for Tommy fries, you can certainly switch it up with other types of cheese. Try using Monterey Jack for a milder flavor, or go bold with blue cheese crumbles.

– Bacon alternatives: Not everyone loves bacon – shocking, I know. If that’s the case for you or your guests, consider swapping out the bacon for another savory add-in. Sliced sausage or crumbled ground beef would both work well.

– Toppings galore: The original Tommy fries come loaded with chili cheese and bacon, but feel free to experiment with other toppings. Drizzles of ranch dressing or BBQ sauce, diced tomatoes, and green onions are all great options.

– The perfect side dish: If you’re planning to serve these fries as a side dish rather than a main course, consider pairing them with other yummy appetizers like onion rings or jalapeño poppers.

No matter how you choose to customize your Tommy fries recipe, be sure to stick to the basic boiling and frying technique in order to ensure perfectly crispy and golden brown fries every time.

Serving and Pairing

Once your Tommy Fries are ready and piping hot, it’s time to serve them up and enjoy! These fries are perfect as a side dish for burgers or steak, but they can also be a tasty snack on their own. Here are some tips on how to serve and pair your Tommy Fries:

– Loaded Fries: If you’re up for a more indulgent treat, you can load your Tommy Fries with toppings like chili, cheese sauce, jalapeños, and even guacamole! The possibilities are endless and you can customize your loaded fries to your liking.

– Cheddar Cheese Fries: For a classic pairing, serve your Tommy Fries with some creamy cheddar cheese sauce on top.

– Smokehouse Burger: Tommy Fries would go perfectly with a hearty Smokehouse Burger topped with bacon, onion rings, and barbecue sauce – this is truly indulgence at its finest!

– Ranch Dressing: If you’re looking for a refreshing dip to pair with your fries, ranch dressing is always a crowd pleaser. The coolness of the ranch pairs well with the saltiness of the fries.

– Beer: There’s nothing like beer and fries! An ice-cold beer pairs great with hot fries straight from the fryer.

No matter how you choose to enjoy your Tommy Fries, know that they will satisfy any craving. These fries are perfect for a cozy night in or for sharing with friends at a party. Trust me – once you try them, they’ll become a staple in your snacking rotation!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Tommy Fries are the ultimate comfort food, and they can be enjoyed even on the busiest of days. Fortunately, this recipe is great for making ahead of time, storing or reheating leftovers.

If you’re short on time, you can make the fries up to two days in advance. Simply follow the recipe as usual, then once cooled, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to eat, reheat the fries in the oven at 400°F for 5-7 minutes, or until they are hot and crispy once again.

If you’ve got some leftovers after your Tommy Fries feast, you can also store them for future enjoyment. Put them in a sealed container and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. To rewarm these fries, use an oven or toaster oven to maintain their crispiness.

For best results when reheating your Tommy Fries, avoid using the microwave as it will typically result in soggy potatoes. Instead, reheat them by putting them into a preheated oven at 450°F for around 10 minutes until they’re warmed through and crispy again.

By following these tips and reheating your Tommy Fries properly, you can enjoy this delicious dish anytime without losing any of its original flavors and textures.

Tips for Perfect Results

One of the keys to making perfect Tommy Fries is in the frying process. Here are some tips to get you on your way to a delicious batch of homemade fries.

Firstly, it’s important to choose the right potatoes. Russet potatoes are the best choice for making fries as they are high in starch and low in moisture, which helps them achieve a crispy texture on the outside while remaining fluffy on the inside.

Secondly, make sure to cut your potatoes evenly for even cooking. A mandoline or a sharp knife can help you achieve this. Don’t worry about peeling the potatoes – leaving the skins on will add extra crunch and flavor.

Next, preheat your oil to 375-400°F before adding your potatoes. This allows them to cook properly and prevents them from becoming too greasy. It’s also important not to overcrowd the pot or fryer, as this can cause uneven cooking and sticking.

While seasoning your fries with salt and pepper is important, don’t forget about adding extra flavor with toppings such as shredded cheddar cheese or crispy bacon crumbles.

Lastly, serve your Tommy Fries immediately after frying when they are still hot and crispy. Pair them with a ranch dressing dip or enjoy them alongside a smokehouse burger for a truly indulgent meal.

Follow these tips for perfect results every time and enjoy these yummy appetizers with friends and family!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and crowd-pleasing dish, look no further than the Tommy Fries Recipe. With its crispy homemade fries, flavorful bacon, and gooey cheddar cheese, this recipe is sure to impress even the most discerning of eaters.

But don’t just take my word for it – trust the 3 unbiased reviews on TripAdvisor that have given Tommy Homemade Fries a 5/5 rating. And while these loaded fries may not be the lowest in calories (at 680 calories per serving), they are definitely worth the splurge.

So whether you’re enjoying them as a side dish to your Smokehouse Burger or as a plate of yummy appetizers at Tbonz Gill & Grill, there’s no denying that Tommy Fries are a tasty treat that you simply can’t resist. So go ahead – give them a try and see for yourself what all the hype is about!

Tommy Fries

Tommy Fries Recipe

I duplicated this recipe from one my family loves at T-Bones Steakhouse in Charleston, SC. I have no idea why they are called Tommy Fries. They are served at the steakhouse as an appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Easy, Potato, Vegetable
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 554.9kcal


  • 1 bottle ranch dressing
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 lb grated cheddar cheese
  • 10 medium potatoes
  • salt and pepper


  • Boil potatoes until soft.
  • Slip peels off and cube potatoes.
  • Salt and pepper potatoes to taste.
  • Fry bacon until crisp, saving bacon grease.
  • Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Brown cubed potatoes in bacon grease and set aside.
  • Pour bottle of Ranch Dressing onto an oven safe platter.
  • Pile potatoes on top of dressing.
  • Crumble bacon over potatoes and spread cheddar over potatoes.
  • Broil in oven until cheese melts.
  • Serve as a side or an appetizer.

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Serving: 303g | Calories: 554.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.1g | Protein: 20.9g | Fat: 35.7g | Saturated Fat: 16.4g | Cholesterol: 78.6mg | Sodium: 672.8mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 1.9g

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