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

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  • 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.