How to Make Waffle Fries – Perfect Crispy in 15 Min

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What You’ll Need to Make Waffle Fries:

how to make waffle fries


how to make waffle fries

How to Make Waffle Fries – Perfect Crispy

c5453b9f1a3ca50f7be1b51c8233ae17?s=30&d=mm&r=gAngela A. Pierce
Waffle fries are a delectable treat made by peeling, washing, and slicing russet potatoes into thin, even strips. These slices are then fried until they achieve a golden-brown, crispy perfection. Once removed, the fries are sprinkled with salt or desired seasoning, creating a delightful combination of a crunchy exterior and a soft interior. Enjoy these homemade waffle fries as a delicious side dish with your favorite dipping sauce or as a crispy accompaniment to burgers and sandwiches.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 200 kcal


  • Waffle Cutter
  • Deep Fryer
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Paper Towel
  • Oven (For Reheating)


  • 2 pound Russet potatoes Peeled
  • Peanut or vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ tsp Salt or desired seasoning


  • Prepare the Potatoes: Start by peeling and thoroughly washing 2 pounds of russet potatoes. This helps remove any dirt and ensures a clean base for your waffle fries.
  • Cutting Into Waffle Shapes: Slice the potatoes into thin, even strips. To create the classic waffle shape, use a waffle cutter. This kitchen tool has a unique pattern that gives the fries their distinctive look.
  • Heating the Oil: Heat peanut oil or vegetables to a temperature of 350 F,175 C, in the deepest fryer or large pot. It should heat up sufficiently so that the fries are quickly cooked, which results in a crisp exterior.
  • Frying Process: Carefully place the sliced potatoes into the hot oil. Ensure not to overcrowd the fryer, as this can lead to uneven cooking. Allow the potato slices to fry until they turn a beautiful golden brown and achieve a crispy texture.
  • Draining Excess Oil: Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove waffle fries from the oil as soon as they reach their desired crispiness. To absorb any extra oil, place the fries on paper towels. These steps help maintain the smooth, crispy texture of fries.
  • Seasoning: Mix a little salt or your favorite spices on the fries when they've been warm enough to eat. This is the right time to prepare your seasoning so that it can be incorporated into fries, making them taste even better. Remember, when working with warm oil, the most important thing is to be sure that you're taking care and following all guidelines on deep frying. You're welcome to enjoy your delicious homemade waffles fries!
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Serving Suggestions for Waffle Fries:

Elevate your waffle fry experience by serving them alongside your preferred dipping sauce or as a delightful, crunchy companion to burgers and sandwiches.


Experiment with different seasonings to create variations of waffle fries. You can try adding garlic powder, paprika, or even a sprinkle of grated cheese for a unique twist.

Recipe Notes:

For extra flavor, try making the Zippy Fry Sauce by combining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 teaspoon dill pickle brine, and 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce or bottled chipotle hot sauce.
Keyword Dipping Sauce, Golden Browna, Homemade Waffle Fries, Quick Snack, Russet Potatoes, Snack, Waffle fries, Waffle Lovers

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