Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries are honestly my favorite thing on the menu. Crisp french fries smothered in melted cheese and bacon, this appetizer can really make your mouth water. I would hate to count the times my family has had these for dinner.
All About the Outback Steakhouse
You can find an Outback Steakhouse without flying all the way to Australia. In fact, it’s much easier to find one here as Outback Steakhouses are not common in Australia. I believe there are only eight in the entire gigantic country.
And, there is probably a total of none in the vast open spaces of the Australian Outback.
Wondering about where the Australian Outback is exactly? Find out the location of the Australian outback.
The Outback Steakhouse is Not Really Aussie
When you enter an Outback Steakhouse, you will see kangaroos and boomerangs as part of the décor. And, you may be enticed by its tasty appetizers labeled “Aussie-Tizers.”
However, the Outback Steakhouse began life far from the Outback. In fact, it was founded in Florida in 1987. The Aussie theme was chosen to give it a rugged Aussie ambiance.
Read more about the non-Aussie beginnings of the Outback Steakhouse.
A Steakhouse for the Best Steak
At the Outback Steakhouse, you can get a steak that’s cooked to perfection whether you like it medium rare or well done. However, steak needs fries. An Outback Steakhouse steak, even if it’s not in Australia, needs Aussie fries.
Here’s a list of what you need:
- French fries
- Colby jack cheese, shredded
- Bacon, cooked crisp and cut into pieces
- Vegetable oil for frying
How to Make Outback Cheese Fries
- Heat oil to 350 degrees.
- Fry the French fries in small batches. You can keep them warm in the oven while the other fries cooking.
- When all of the French fries are cooked and drained, place them on a platter.
- Salt the French fries if desired.
- Sprinkle cheese and cooked bacon on top of the fries.
- Place fries into a warm oven until the cheese begins to melt.
About the Aussie Fries
Crisp french fries smothered with melted cheese and bacon. These cheese fries can really make you salivate. They are absolutely delish.
You may love the ranch dipping sauce so much you will find yourself wanting it to go with other things, like fried chicken tenders – yum!
Love Outback Steakhouse? Try these copycat recipes!
- Bloomin Onion
- Alice Spring Chicken
- Queensland Chicken & Shrimp Pasta
- Outback Mushrooms
- Salt Crusted Baked Potato
- Horseradish Dill Sauce
More French Fries and Potatoes Recipes
- Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
- Greek Roasted Potatoes
- JoJo Fries
- KFC Wedges
- Purple Potatoes
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Texas Cheese Fries
Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries
- 2 pounds french fries
- 1 cup colby jack cheese shredded
- 4 ounces bacon cooked crisp
- vegetable oil for frying
- Divide the bag of fries in half and use the other half later.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees. If you do not have a thermometer, make sure the oil is hot enough so that when you set a French fry in the oil, it will cook immediately. If the French fry sinks to the bottom and barely bubbles, it is not hot enough.
- Fry the potatoes in small batches. They are done when they are golden brown and float to the top. (I like to use a Dutch oven). Be sure to drain the potatoes on paper towels. You can keep them warm in the oven while the other fries cooking.
- When all French fries are cooked and drained, place them on a platter.
- Salt the French fries if you like and sprinkle on cheese and cooked bacon.
- Pop these back into a warm oven until the cheese begins to melt.
Recipe Tips for the Cook
- 1 16 ounce bottle Ranch Dressing
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder