A 50’s classic; crisp French fries topped with a delicious brown gravy. The ultimate comfort food that makes a perfect snack or side dish.
Have y’all ever heard of wets? OMG! Y’all have got to try this!
Talk about your ultimate comfort food – holy moly! This is one of my favorite side dishes! I love having it with homemade burgers. It’s like mashed potatoes and gravy but better. This is the ideal side dish for you BBQ get-togethers. It will surprise your guests and be a huge success!
As y’all know Miss Emma is in competitive cheer. She loves it! At this point her and I eat, breathe and live for cheer. Today Miss Emma threw and landed her full tuck. So, in my basic mom terms, she ran threw herself into a round off (fancy cartwheel) and then immediately throws her self into a backflip in the air but with her body straight and stiff like a plank. Yeah, tell me about, I would be broken after the attempted cartwheel. She was so happy, I was so proud, her coach was like ‘I knew she could do it’ but like I said we literally practice all of the time. Seriously, we have a trampoline which is great for practicing but then you hit a point where you need to be on solid ground. Tumbling twice a week at the gym isn’t enough. So, Miss Emma took it upon herself to find something similiar to a spring floor at the gym that she could practice on at home. Literally y’all, we have a queen size mattress laying in out front yard. Yeah! I am sure our neighbors LOVE us right now. But honestly in this past week that we had this mattress Miss Emma’s tumbling has improved so much! So, I am embracing our new white trash front yard!
So, with tonight’s HUGE accomplishment Miss Emma deserved a reward. And like any girl on a health kick of high protein, low card, no sugar diet she opted for the polar opposite - Wets! A southern classic side dish; the perfect combination of hot, crisp fries and robust, beefy flavored gravy – perfection!
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 cups beef stock
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 package frozen French fries
- In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the butter and flour; stir until incorporated.
- Cook for 12 to 15 minutes for a dark roux.
- Stir in the stock and season with salt and pepper.
- Bring the liquid to a boil; reduce the heat to medium low and continue cooking for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
- Fry the potatoes until golden brown; remove and drain on paper towels (follow package instructions).
- To serve, mound the fries into the individual cups and spoon the gravy over the fries.
- Serve immediately.