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Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 Servings
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 Servings

Cheddar is one of the most popular firm cheeses.


8 cups (2 L) unpeeled yellow-fleshed potatoes, cut into sticks or quarters
1/4 cup (60 mL) melted butter or 
frying oil
1 lb (450 g) cheddar cheese curds

1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 cup (60 mL) cider vinegar
¼–1/3 cup (60–80 ml) brown sugar
3 cups (750 mL) beef broth
1/4 cup (60 mL) tomato paste
3 tbsp (45 mL) flour
2 tbsp (30 mL) HP Sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C) OR heat oil in a fryer.

Toss potatoes with melted butter and spread onto a baking sheet.

Bake in oven for 25–30 minutes or until tender and golden, turning potatoes over a few times during baking; OR

Fry potatoes in oil until tender and golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt butter and brown onions on medium heat.

Add vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and let boil for 3–4 minutes.

Pour beef broth into skillet and return to a boil.

Mix remaining sauce ingredients and add to skillet, stirring with a whisk.

Let simmer until thickened.

Divide potatoes into 4 bowls, garnish with cheese, top with sauce and enjoy.

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Cheddar is one of the most popular firm cheeses.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 525 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 49 g
Fat: 28 g
Fibre: 5.6 g
Sodium: 2018 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 33 % / 366 mg
Vitamin C: 73 %
Phosphorus: 50 %
Vitamin B12: 36 %
Zinc: 34 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 1 1/2 milk product serving(s) per person.

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