How To Make Waffle Fries (Chick-Fil-A Copycat Recipe)

Are you a huge fan of Chick-fil-A waffle fries? grab your mandoline slicer and head to the kitchen for a batch of hot and fresh crunchy spuds.
Easy homemade waffle fries recipe. The best copycat Chick-Fil-A crispy waffle fries. Easy to make and perfect to have as a healthy snack, lunch or dinner. Serve with any meal or with your favorite sauce!

Few things compare to the mouthwatering goodness of piping hot crispy waffle fries. These homemade waffle fries are ideal for weeknight lunches or to snack on when you want to avoid fast food.

So ditch the drive-through and make these at home for the family—with a few simple steps, it’s easier than you think.

These waffle fries are an ideal side for almost any American dish, especially burgers and southern fried chicken!

The next time you’re craving waffle fries from Chick-fil-A, just head to your kitchen! We’ll show you how to make these delicious copycat waffle fries in no time.

How To Cut Waffle Fries Using A Mandoline

For this recipe you will need a “waffle cut” Mandoline.

The best waffle fries cutter to use is this Mandoline Slicer. There is no easier or better way to do this task. Watch the video below to see how to use this amazing kitchen tool to cut the perfect waffle-shaped fries!

Tips When Using a Mandoline

  • Use the “waffle” or “crinkle” attachment.
  • Set your dial to 1/8 to 1/4 inch to get the perfect waffle cut that we’re looking for.
  • Make sure you rotate the potato 90 degrees every time after each cut.
How to cut waffle fries using a mandoline

You may be wondering, is it possible to make waffle fries without a mandoline? Unfortunately, there is no better alternative if you’re looking for the perfect waffle shape for your fries.

However, if you don’t mind just the shape of wavy grooves and without the waffle holes, then a crinkle cutter will do the job.

Now that you know how to cut waffle fries from a potato, let’s move onto what ingredients you’ll need and the specific steps to take on how to make waffle fries.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Peanut oil or Canola oil – Need about 6 cups for deep frying.

Russet potatoes – Roughly 5 potatoes.

Sea salt or waffle seasoning to taste.

How To Make Waffle Fries

Before you proceed with the cooking, firstly wash, rinse and dry the potatoes. Peeling the skin is optional. Then slice the potatoes into waffle shapes using a Mandoline. See the video above on the proper technique on how to cut waffle fries.

Place the potato slices in a large bowl of cold water. Allow them to soak in the water for at least 20 minutes.

In a large pot or deep fryer, heat your oil to 320 degrees F.

Drain out the cold water then thoroughly dry your sliced potatoes before placing them inside the deep fryer. Fry them for 3-4 minutes in small batches.

After 4-5 minutes, remove them from the oil and allow them to cool on paper towels.

Increase your oil temperature to 375 degrees F.

Return the potatoes to the oil and allow them to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.

Remove from the oil and transfer to towel-lined baking sheets.

Sprinkle with sea salt or preferred waffle seasoning.

Serve and enjoy while hot!

How to make waffle fries at home

Easy Waffle Fries Recipe (Chick-Fil-A Copycat)

The best homemade Chick-Fil-A copycat waffle fries made from scratch. You'll only need 3 simple ingredients!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 3028 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Russet potatoes
  • 5-6 cups Canola oil for frying
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Slice the potatoes into waffle shapes using a Mandoline.
  • Place the potato slices in a large bowl of cold water. Allow them to soak in the water for at least 20 minutes.
  • In a large pot or deep fryer, heat your oil to 320 degrees F.
  • Drain out the cold water then thoroughly dry your sliced potatoes before placing them inside the deep fryer. Fry them for 3-4 minutes in small batches.
  • After 4-5 minutes, remove them from the oil and allow them to cool on paper towels.
  • Increase your oil temperature to 375 degrees F.
  • Return the potatoes to the oil and allow them to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.
  • Remove from the oil and transfer to towel-lined baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt or preferred waffle seasoning.
  • Serve and enjoy while hot!

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 3028kcalCarbohydrates: 40.2gProtein: 5.2gFiber: 5.6g
Keyword side dish, snack, waffle fries
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