Our small town has a Barbecue place called Randy’s that we consider our favorite BBQ place in town. It’s the only one in town but still, it’s our favorite. They have this thing called Ballpark Fries that Boo loves and gets anytime she can wrangle a trip to Randy’s. Ballpark Fries are two orders of fries topped with chopped barbecue, cheese, onions, and peppers. I love them as well but have wanted to be able to make a healthier (and cheaper) version. This weekend, we succeeded.
First, I put three chicken breasts in the crock pot to cook all day. I added garlic salt, pepper, seasoning salt, and Worcestershire sauce and let them cook all day so they would be easy to shred. We usually get beef at Randy’s but you can order any kind you like.
Next, we cooked some fries. You can make this as healthy as you like. I sometimes take fresh potatoes and soak them in ice water after I’ve peeled them. Then I shake them in a bag of olive oil and seasoning salt, and later bake them til crisp. Today we used already prepared fries and cooked them. (I lost that battle because my crew was hungry)
Once my chicken we ready I shredded it and added the sauce. Then it simmered some more.
Finally, we made our own ballpark fries. I added my chicken, more sauce, cheese, onions, and jalapeno peppers that we canned from our garden last year. I loved it and liked the chicken instead of beef for a change.
Other remarks about my recipe remake?
- “It’s OK. I think I want beef on mine next time.”
- “Me too, I want beef on mine.”
Not the smoking reviews I was hoping for, but at least they can cook them next time and I can give the reviews. Or, we can go to Randy’s.