These Dirty Fries are sublime, and the perfect addition to any slimming friendly, Weight Watchers or Low Calorie meal which the whole family will love!
Last year we came up with a Dirty Rice, and it’s fair to say that it was one of our most popular recipes EVER. These Dirty Fries will be another favourite as they’re sooooooooo good!!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
Bacon, potatoes and Cajun spice may sound like a bit of an odd mix, but it’s truly amazing. It has to be one of our favourite combinations ever.
Dirty Rice and Dirty Fries get their names from the appearance of the finished dish. They’re usually finished with chicken livers, which give them a brown appearance. (We’ve obviously left them out mind!)
If you’re looking for some other potato accompaniments, we’ve got a load of tasty recipes!
How many Calories are in these Dirty Fries?
There are 514 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly dirty fries. This means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence recipe category.
These Dirty Fries are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
They’re quick, easy, tasty and best of all there’s hardly any mess. No need to turn them either, as it’s all done for you by the paddle in the Actifry.
You can just leave the Actifry to it pretty much!
What diets are these Dirty Fries suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Worcestershire Sauce
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly are these Dirty Fries?
These Dirty Fries have 10 Points per portion.
You could always serve half the portion as an accompaniment to a meal in order to reduce the amount of points without missing out on their deliciousness!
How to make these Dirty Fries
This recipe is realllly easy to make, you can either use an Actifry airfryer, or the oven. Here is a summary;
- Slice the potatoes into chips, spices and spray with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and cook in the Actifry
- Add all the remaining ingredients, except the cheese and cook for a bit longer
- Top with the cheese, cook until melted and then enjoy!
What should you should serve with Dirty Fries?
Any of the following go really well with Dirty Fries. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything, but also makes a great meal on its own!
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Dirty Fries?
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There are no fancy ingredients in this recipe. You can pick the Cajun seasoning up at most supermarkets – just check the nutritional values on whichever you choose as they can vary.
Can you cook Dirty Fries another way?
Yes! You can cook this recipe either in an airfryer, or in the oven.
Detailed instructions of how to use either way of cooking are listed in the method below!
How do you know when Dirty Fries are cooked?
You should cook this recipe until the cheese is golden and bubbly, and the fries are crispy and cooked right through.
This should take approx 45 minutes in an airfryer or oven.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Dirty Fries in the fridge?
Once you’ve served this recipe, ideally you should eat it whilst hot.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of these Dirty Fries in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze these Dirty Fries?
This recipe isn’t suitable for freezing.
How do I reheat Dirty Fries?
Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
Alternatively, you could reheat in an oven preheated to 170ºC by placing the fries in an oven proof dish and cooking for 20-25 minutes until piping hot.
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!