Monday, May 17, 2010
1 9 oz bag of frozen French fries
1 lb ground beef
1 8 oz box of sliced mushrooms
4 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup oatmeal
4-6 slices of bread, toasted
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spread French fries out on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, combine the ground beef, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, oatmeal, and egg together in a medium bowl. Form into 4-6 patties. Fry patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat until desired doneness.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Cook while stirring constantly for 4 minutes to cook out the flavor of raw flour. Gradually whisk in the half and half so that no lumps form. Bring to a simmer then remove from the heat and add the cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Place toasted bread on dinner plates, top each slice with a hamburger patty. Top each patty with cooked French fries. Pour the cheese sauce on top of everything and serve immediately.