Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries

These are honestly my favorite thing on the menu. Crisp french fries smothered in melted cheese and bacon, this appetizer can really make you salivate. I would hate to count the times my family has had these for dinner.

Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries

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Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries

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  • Recipe Type: Appitizer Recipes, CopyKat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Snack Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries

These are so tasty and easy to make! They make a great starter for any casual dinner party.


  • 1 2 pound bag of frozen french fries
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese (or you can use the cheese that is labeled taco cheese)
  • 6 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled


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 of the skillet. (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.

Here is what Jane Coyle suggested

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

Combine all ingredients and let refrigerate overnight for the best flavor.

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  • Anon

    Outback Original fries(before switch to frozen)

    Cut potatoes and rinse thoroughly with cool water

    Cook for 4 minutes at 300 Degrees F

    Strain and cool in fridge

    Cook for 2-3 minutes at 375 degrees F

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      When you say cook do did you mean fry?

  • Anon

    Outback Ranch Dressing 1x Batch

    2 Gallons buttermilk
    3 Tbs cayenne pepper
    1/4 cup + 1.5 tsp Cafe grind black pepper
    1/4 cup + 1.5 tsp Granulated garlic
    1/4 cup + 1.5 tsp Granulated onion
    1/4 cup + 2 Tbs Salt
    4 Gal Mayo

  • Happy :)

    Made it & LOVED IT!! :)) Absolutely Delish. My family loves the sauce so much we make it to go on other things.. like fried chicken tenders. YUMM :)

  • Okloneprairie

    Frozen fries? I don’t think so.

  • Beth

    This tastes absolutely nothing like the Outback ranch dip you get with the cheese fries. All you can taste is the pepper. It’s gross. We wasted a perfectly good bottle of ranch dressing for this. My husband and I just had the real thing two days ago – this is not even close. I would not recommend that anyone try this recipe for dipping sauce. Not tasty.

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      I am really sorry that didn’t work out well for you. What type of Ranch Dressing did you use?

  • Bionic

    Never eaten chips like this in my life.. after living all over Australia for 40 years

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Max-Coss/100003051718706 Max Coss

      SAME! but i love it

  • http://www.40somethingmommy.com Liz Nelson

    I love these fries I have them every time I go to Outback. Now I can make them at home!