Jack’s Urban Fries

jacks urban fries recipeWhen I was pregnant with my youngest son, I ate Urban Fries from Jack’s Urban Eats in Sacramento probably once a week. Urban Fries are french fries topped with blue cheese dressing, hot chili oil, red pepper flakes, and lots of chopped parsley. Admittedly, it is a strange combination, but I promise you, they are crave-worthy. I was so sick when I was pregnant, I would be sick 8-9 times a day until the day I delivered. I was not a happy girl, to say the least. It is counter-intuitive, but the only thing that would make me feel better was hot and spicy food. These fries always made me happy. And I am positive that they will make you happy too.

When I made these, I expected them to be okay, but miss the real ones from Jack’s. I did not miss them at all, these are even better, if-I-do-say-so-myself. I prefer the waffle fry to the matchstick fry. I think that the waffle fry is a better vehicle for these because it holds more of the goodness on top. The homemade ranch/blue cheese takes these to a whole new level. Some kick from the hot chili oil and red pepper flakes make these just spicy enough. But my absolute favorite part is the parsley. I love how much freshness it adds to these. I love parsley on just about anything though.

jacks urban fries recipe1 bag frozen waffle fries
1/2 to 1 cup homemade ranch dressing plus 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
hot chili oil
red pepper flakes
chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

jacks urban fries recipeAdd the blue cheese crumbles to the ranch dressing and mix well.

jacks urban fries recipeThis was the only kind of hot chili oil that I could find. Next time, I would try to find one without sesame oil as the base. It tasted good, but a more neutral oil would probably be better.

jacks urban fries recipeBake your waffle fries according to the package directions.

jacks urban fries recipeAssembling is nothing more than putting a generous amount of blue cheese dressing on top of the fries. Add hot chili oil, red pepper flakes, and parsley.

jacks urban fries recipe

jacks urban fries

Jack’s Urban Fries

Yield: serves 4

If you've been in the Sacramento area, you've probably had Jack’s Urban Fries. They are fries with blue cheese dressing and chili oil. Topped with lots of parsley. Sounds weird, but I guarantee you it's amazing.


  • 1 bag frozen waffle fries
  • 1/2 - 1 cup homemade ranch dressing plus 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • hot chili oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


  1. Add the blue cheese crumbles to the ranch dressing and mix well.
  2. Bake your waffle fries according to the package directions.
  3. Assembling is nothing more than putting a generous amount of blue cheese dressing on top of the fries. Add hot chili oil, red pepper flakes, and parsley.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 47 Comments

  1. Erin

    These sound amazing and I can imagine how great the homemade ranch/blue cheese goes with the spicy aspect!

    1. bakedbree

      This combo is also really good on top of grilled chicken. Or a salad.

    1. bakedbree

      You are right Carrie, I should have just made my own. Next time I will for sure.

  2. Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl

    Recreating this immediately. Jack’s needs to expand to Europe!!! Thanks, Bree. Tasty recipe… per usual!

    1. bakedbree

      And to Kansas!

  3. Deanna

    Those sound totally craveable. How could they not? And talk about the perfect hangover food. I needed these yesterday.

    1. bakedbree

      Yes, they really would help a hangover.

  4. Ryan

    Ohhh gosh. This recipe just looks dangerous haha. I’m pretty sure I’d eat it every day!

  5. jenna

    oh my word! these look amazing! adding these ingredients to my shopping list for sure!

  6. Bree

    Ooooh these look amazing!

    1. bakedbree

      they are!

  7. ErinCroutons

    My dear LORD, I’m getting fatter just looking at these! They look splendid. I’ll be sure to make these….whilst running in place. 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      I never said that they were good for me, I just said that they were good!

  8. Shannon

    These look divine!! I am thinking they will be perfect sleepover food for all the kiddos!

    1. bakedbree

      Can I come to the sleepover? I would go just about anywhere for Urban Fries.

  9. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Yeah I think I’m going to run 5 miles tomorrow just so I can eat this guilt-free 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      Whatever it takes, I promise that these are worth the run.

  10. Notorious MLE

    Urban fries are a favorite of mine. I agree there is something pleasant about spicy food when you are feeling sick. It’s almost like the heat is burning away whatever ails you.

    1. bakedbree

      that must be what it is, spicy food is the only thing that seemed to make me feel better.

  11. Marta @ I love breakfasts!

    It will make me happy for sure. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    1. bakedbree

      Lol. Please do.

  12. Courtney Jones

    Wow! These looks awesome! Definitely making this on my next cheat day! 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      you will be happy, I promise.

  13. Kristen

    Oh my heavens… this looks AMAZING!

    1. bakedbree

      They are! I’ll make them for you.

  14. lynn @ the actor's diet

    oh waffle fries. i love thee.

    1. bakedbree

      how I love a waffle fry.

  15. Stephanie

    I love Jack’s Urban Fries! They are a must to share every time I go.

    1. bakedbree

      I miss them so much!

  16. Joy

    This sounds awesome. Can’t wait to make this weekend.

    1. bakedbree

      You will love these fries!

  17. Joy

    These look dangerous! I am going to make them this weekend for my boyfriend when we are watching movies.

    1. bakedbree

      Sounds like a perfect date night!

  18. Michelle

    You know, I never met a french fried potato I didn’t like. I quite possibly have just met a french fried potato that I’d want to marry if I wasn’t already. OMG THAT LOOKS YUM. *ahem*

    1. bakedbree

      You and me both Michelle!

  19. Katie

    I am so excited that someone has tackled these fries! They are SO good — my favorite part of eating at Jack’s!! My bleu cheese-loving boyfriend still hasn’t tried Jacks, so I think I better cook these up quickly and impress his pants off!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too Katie! Love Jack’s Urban Fries!

  20. Hayley

    I go to Jack’s all the time in Granite Bay and for some reason have never ordered these! Crazy, because they look so good and I flock to any kind of smothered fries 🙂 I’ll try their version and then this version, but I’m betting this one’s best!

    1. bakedbree

      What??? You have to have them next time you are there.

  21. Manda

    I am from michigan and moved to california last year. The girls at work introduced me to urban frys ( i was a little “put off” as I am not a fan of blue cheese). These frys are the best ive ever … EVER had. I have sence moved away to wisconsin now and have craved these frys ever since! It never dawned on me to make them myself. I am so excited to have stumbled apon this site, thank you SOOOOOO much!

    1. bakedbree

      After they amazing!!! I hope that you love them as much as I do.

  22. Lisa

    Having once lived in Sacramento where I was a huge fan of Jack’s Urban Eats, I just had to put these to the test. You nailed it Bree!!!! These definitely satisfy my craving for Jack’s. I have to agree with you, I do believe that I prefer yours a tad bit more. But shhhh! We won’t mention that fact to the folks at Jack’s. Wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings! 😉

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Lisa! And I won’t tell if you don’t tell!

  23. Spencer

    These look really good and I will for sure try this recipe, but I was wondering if you have any idea how to make their garlic fries. Definitely the best garlic fries I have ever had. Its probably a really simple combination but I am not very good at recreating recipes.

    1. Spencer

      I was thinking maybe its a combo of pressed garlic, parmesan, parsley and salt, but I have yet to try it out. I don’t know if you have tried their garlic fries, but I would to hear your thoughts.

      1. bakedbree

        That sounds about right. And yes I have! Lots of parsley.

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