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A sheet pan full of Korean-style loaded vegan french fries

Korean-Style Jackfruit Loaded Vegan French Fries

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
These cheesy vegan french fries are loaded with bulgogi jackfruit, kimchi, sriracha aioli, avocado, sesame seeds and cilantro. They are INCREDIBLE!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, Korean
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
 

Bulgogi Jackfruit (Yields roughly 2 cups)

  • One 14 ounce can jackfruit in brine, NOT syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, thinly julienned
  • 1 1/2 cups green pear, skin left on and small diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil, 100% pure

Cheesy French Fries (Yields enough for 2-3 people)

  • 2 Idaho potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch thick fries
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 green onions/scallions, roots removed and discarded, cut the onions in half the long way and then cut them into thirds horizontally
  • 1/2 cup favorite shredded vegan cheddar cheese

Sriracha Aioli (Yields roughly 1/2 cup)

For a 2-3 Person Serving of Loaded Fries You Will Need

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup favorite vegan kimchi (I used the brand Wildbrine-Korean kimchi)
  • The entire batch of cheesy french fries
  • 1/2 cup bulgogi jackfruit
  • 1/2 an avocado, thinly sliced
  • White sesame seeds
  • Fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions
 

Bulgogi Jackfruit

  • Drain and rinse off the jackfruit very well. Pat the jackfruit until somewhat dry and then shred it, so it resembles shredded pork or chicken. Finely chop any hard pieces.
  • Place the jackfruit and the rest of the ingredients, EXCEPT for the sesame oil, in a medium-sized saucepot. Stir well.
  • Place the saucepot over high heat and bring the mixture up to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, cover the pot, and reduce the heat down to low. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pot's lid, add in the sesame oil, turn the heat to medium-high, and cook the jackfruit for 3-5 minutes. Stir it frequently to ensure it doesn't burn. The jackfruit should caramelize and turn slightly brown. *If the pot you are using isn't very wide with a lot of surface area, it may be better to transfer the jackfruit to a large saute pan so it can brown easier.

Cheesy French Fries

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large sheet pan with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Toss the sliced potatoes together with the olive oil. Then sprinkle over the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper, and toss well to coat the potatoes evenly. Evenly lay the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan and hold the bowl to the side-do not wash it out. Pop the sheet pan on the middle oven rack and bake the fries for 35 minutes, flipping them over half-way through.
  • In the meantime, place the cut green onions in the same bowl you seasoned the fries. Rub the onions around in the bowl to pick up the leftover oil and seasonings. After the fries have cooked for 35 minutes, lay the prepared green onions across the top of the fries. Bake the fries for another 5 minutes.
  • Now, pack the fries closely together and evenly spread the shredded vegan cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake the fries for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted.

Sriracha Aioli

  • Add the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Alternatively, place the ingredients into a squeeze bottle and then shake it very well.

How to Finish and Assemble the Loaded Fries

  • Place a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the olive oil, followed by the kimchi. Saute the kimchi for 2 minutes to get it hot and lightly browned.
  • To assemble the loaded fries, first place the fries down on a plate. Then, add the bulgogi jackfruit across, followed by the warmed kimchi, a drizzle of sriracha aioli, sprinkling of sesame seeds, the sliced avocado, and however much cilantro you'd like!
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