Cheesy Fries with Emerald Isle Sauce

Cheesy Fries with Emerald Isle Sauce

by Kristen on February 26, 2013

Cheesy Fries with Emerald Isle Sauce

I grew up spending my birthday dinners at Kelly O Bryan’s. If you haven’t heard of it it’s one of those family restaurants that give you a free meal on your birthday. Not exactly fancy but I can’t help but love it. Actually, what I love is their Pachos. Seriously, they’re the best things EVER.

Cheesy Fries with Emerald Isle Sauce

If you’ve never had Pachos, don’t worry, with this recipe you can easily make your own. I have to warn you though: They are VERY addictive. I *might* have made a whole batch of this Emerald Isle Sauce three days ago and it *might* already be gone. Don’t judge me till you try it! The original recipe is made with waffle fries, but curly fries are just as delicious.

Cheesy Fries with Emerald Isle SauceThe sauce that is served with Pachos is officially called Emerald Isle Sauce, but anyone I know refers to it simply as Pacho Sauce. This Pacho Sauce Recipe comes from Mama Wheel and it was her mother who is the genius who created the recipe. So please stop by Mama Wheel and thank her mother for letting us all eat Pachos whenever we feel like it!

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Cheesy Fries with Emerald Isle Sauce
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Serves: 2-4
  • 1 package curly or waffle fries (if eating gluten free is important for you make sure you check the package first)
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 green onions, sliced into rounds
Emerald Isle Sauce
  • 1½ cups Miracle whip (DO NOT use Hellman's as it won't taste the same)
  • 1½ tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon tarragon
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Cook the package of fries according to package directions. When the fries are finished cooking remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with the cheddar cheese. Return them to the oven for about 2 minutes, or till the cheese has melted.
  2. While the fries are cooking, prepare the sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix till well combined. Store in a covered jar in the fridge until ready to use.
To serve the fries
  1. Pile the fries on a large plate, layering with green onions. Serve the Emerald Isle Sauce on the side.
  2. Dig in!



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Beautiful photos, and a delicious-looking recipe! Wow, I’m SO hungry right now – this isn’t helping :)



Wow, this looks amazing! Cheese fries are my go to junk food, so I will have to try this. The sauce looks great, too.



I LOVE Pachos! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.


Perfect Fries

Cheese and fries seem to go hand in hand. Thank you for sharing this recipe.



You had me at Kelly’O’Bryans! Growing up in the interior as well I was very familiar with this restaurant and am super excited to try the isle sauce! First visit to your site and love it, will be returning for sure and sharing. I found you by googling chocolate mousse (FYI)


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