french fry bar

I love food. And I love parties. I'm that person that tries to turn meals into events. We all need to eat, and to me it's awesome to come together with family and friends over food that people have put thought into either by using their favorite flavors or by simply taking the time to cook a dish for people they love. A few weeks ago we had an ice cream social where we took the average ice cream sundae up a notch by making ice cream clowns. My next food party, I've decided, is going to revolve around a french fry bar. It's so easy to set up and yet so fun when people come together over good old-fashioned American food.

french fry bar

Nate and I made our own #OreIdaFries mini fry bar the other day using Ore-Ida crinkle cut fries and Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz that we got at Sam's Club. We wanted to test-run a few flavor combinations before we laid out a whole french fry bar for our friends and family. We tried taco sauce, cheese, mustard, ketchup, bacon crumbles and even ground taco meat! The winning flavor combination was Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz with bacon crumbles, cheddar cheese and honey dijon mustard. Yum.

Here are all the topping ideas we've come up with for a french fry bar:
Bacon bits
Ground turkey
Ground beef
Shredded chicken
Pulled pork
Cheddar cheese
Blue cheese crumbles
Honey mustard
Dijon Mustard
Regular Mustard
Taco sauce
Chipotle Tabasco
Adobo chile sauce
Apple chipotle aioli
Mrs. Dash
Garlic salt
Onion powder
Jalapeño powder
Cinnamon (for sweet potato fries)

You can view our whole shopping experience with more topping ideas on Intersect, and then check out more fry ideas over on Ore-Ida's Facebook page.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a #OreIdaFries shopping mission for Heinz with #CollectiveBias. All opinions are my own.