Animal Style Fries

These Animal Style Fries are super easy to make in no time. On a single sheet pan out of the oven, they taste amazing and beat any in-and-out animal fries in seconds. No one would ever guess it is vegan, fantastic like the real deal, and the whole family will love it. Even the pickiest kids will ask for more. An easy recipe that everyone can’t get enough of, comforting fast food.

Single sheet pan for the oven, filled with loaded fries.

Recently I feel more and more craving for fast food. I really do not know why, though. Do you guys have these days as well? I’m sure you do.

For most fast food recipes, it is all about the sauces. Look at my White BBQ Sauce or Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce for inspiration of how to bring your pasta recipes or burgers to the next level. No exception, these sauce are what makes any dish tastier and better.

You can be sure these Animal Style Fries will always hit the spot on your family table because they are seriously addictive, mouthwatering, the best fast food, super satisfying, filling, comforting, easy to make at home, shareable, amazing for potlucks, get togethers and so much more.

My satay sauce is an excellent topping for these Animal Style Fries.

What you need for this Animal Style Fries Recipe

  • Fries
  • Fried onions
  • Satay sauce
  • Vegan cheese shreds

It might sound a bit offbeat to use satay sauce for animal fries, but trust me guys this will take it to another level. It is simple fantastic. If you are like me, you will know that peanut butter makes everything better for real.

You only need 4 simple ingredients to make this recipe. Plus you save time by making my satay sauce in advance. Of course you can use any other peanut sauce you want.

Maybe you prefer a homemade one like this Thai Peanut Sauce with Basil or store bought. In the end it is up to you but of course the end result will be a little different. For example, you might want to add more seasoning when not making my homemade sauces.

A vegan cheese mix is essential to make these loaded fries.

Animal Style Fries method

Before we’re going straight to making this, preheat your oven to 425°F.

Prepare a sheet pan, with or without parchment paper (hint you might want to grease a bit your sheet pan with a bit oil, if not coated).

You’re ready and set. Distribute all the fries on the sheet and season them with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake them for around 20 minutes.

While the fries are baking make the fried onions. Heat a small casserole or pot. Add vegan butter or oil, then the onions and fry for around 12 minutes until browned and golden. Set aside.

Top view of the Animal Style Fries after baking in to oven.

When the fries are done, add caramelized onions, vegan cheese shreds and bake for around 5 minutes more.

Last but not least, sprinkle some satay sauce over animal style fries and serve on plates, in bowls or enjoy straight  from the sheet pan.

These Animal Style Fries make such a delectable dinner, or lunch that everyone will want to take a second or third plate.

Kids will simply love a big portion of these oven fries.

Tips and tricks plus meal prep ideas

I used prepared fries in my recipe to save time. Usually those are already coated with oil, so there is no need for extra oil.

But if you want to make your own homemade fries please, make sure to coat this with an adequate amount of oil.

Keep also in mind, the size varies from fries and is different so you need to check individually the baking time in your case. Homemade fries need to bake longer, thicker frozen fries as well.

Animal Style Fries are loaded with cheese and roasted onions, topped with satay sauce and optionally cilantro.

If you want to learn more about French fries read “Finding Perfect French Fry Potatoes“. 

Note also that the satay sauce is a bit lighter since I added some extra liquid. 

These Animal Style Fries are so easy and taste amazing. No one would ever guess they are vegan and mayo free. Try them now for dinner, lunch and wow family and friends, seconds are guarenteed in no time. #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian #glutenfree #contentednesscooking #dinner #lunch #familydinnerideas #comfortfood #animalstylefries #kidsmealsforpickyeaters

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Love seeing all your remakes!

Cheers, Florian.

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My satay sauce is an excellent topping for these Animal Style Fries.

Animal Style Fries

  • Author: Florian
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Comfort food
  • Method: Sheet Pan
  • Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian


Description

These Animal Style Fries are super easy to make in no time. On a single sheet pan out of the oven, they taste amazing and beat any in-and-out animal fries in seconds. No one would ever guess it is vegan, fantastic like the real deal, and the whole family will love it. Even the pickiest kids will ask for more. An easy recipe that everyone can’t get enough of, comforting fast food.


Ingredients

  • 2 heaping cups onions, diced
  • 4 Tbs vegan butter or olive oil
  • 26 oz fries
  • 1.5 cups vegan cheese shreds
  • 1 batch Satay Sauce in under 5 minutes, prepared

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Prepare a sheet pan, with or without parchment paper (hint you might want to grease a bit your sheet pan with a bit oil, if not coated). Distribute all the fries on the sheet and season them with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake them for around 20 minutes.
  2. While the fries are baking make the fried onions. Heat a small casserole or pot. Add vegan butter or oil, then the onions and fry for around 12 minutes until browned and golden. Set aside.
  3. When the fries are done, add caramelized onions, vegan cheese shreds and bake for around 5 minutes more.
  4. Last but not least, sprinkle some satay sauce over animal style fries and serve on plates, in bowls or enjoy straight from the sheet pan.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 360
  • Sugar: 14.9 g
  • Sodium: 131 mg
  • Fat: 19.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.2 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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