Chick-fil-A’s waffle fries are among the best waffle fries in the universe. They are crisp, perfectly seasoned and have a gorgeous golden brown color. They also never fail to impress, just like the fries in this recipe that are made in the image of Chick-fil-A’s version.
How To Make Copycat Chick-fil-A Waffle Fries
- 2 large Russet Potatoes washed and dried
- peanut oil
- sea salt
- Begin this recipe for copycat Chick-fil-A waffle fries by washing and drying the potatoes.
- Afterward, set the fluted blade of your mandolin to cut the potatoes at about a quarter-inch or half-inch in thickness.
- This is where the process of making waffle fries may get tricky: you will need to rotate the potato 90 degrees after each pass in order to achieve a cross-cut look. Meanwhile, soak the sliced potatoes into a large bowl of water
- Fill a large pot or Dutch oven with about three inches of peanut oil. Allow the oil to reach 320 degrees Fahrenheit before using.
- Next, drain the potatoes and dry them completely with a paper towel. Next, carefully add the potatoes to the hot oil in batches.
- Fry each batch for approximately four to five minutes before removing from the pot and letting them drain on a paper towel. At this point, the fries will not yet be a perfect golden brown. But be patient.
- Once your fries have gone through the first round of frying, heat them at a temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Repeat the process of frying the waffle fries in batches for about two to three minutes or until their color turns a perfect golden brown.
- Remove the fries from the oil and let them drain on a stack of paper towels.
- Sprinkle the fries with sea salt and serve warm.