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.
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.
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.
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!
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