Copycat Animal Style Fries



  • Fast food style shoestring fries
  • Sliced American cheese
  • 3 cups of finely diced yellow onions
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic, roughly minced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet relish
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Make the dressing first by combing all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the vegetable oil, butter, onions and garlic. Sauté until onions turn dark golden brown, this will take about 40-45 minutes and requires continuous stirring.
  4. Place fries on a large, oiled baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes or until they reach a light golden brown and are crisp.
  5. When the fries and onions are both ready, begin assembling by placing a layer of crispy fries on the same large, oiled baking sheet. Top with slices of American cheese and then a generous amount of caramelized onions. Repeat this step until satisfied; ending with the caramelized onion layer.
  6. Place the fries back into the oven and turn the temperature down to 350°. Bake for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Take the sauce out of the fridge and top the hot, cheesy fries with a healthy helping. Add a little extra relish if you’re a pickle person.
  8. Enjoy with a fork and napkins.

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