Introduction: Waffle Fries

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Making perfect waffle fries at home is easier than you would think. In fact, there really is not much to it at all. Once you know the trick, you can feast on waffle fries to your heart's content. No longer do you have to go to fine eating establishments such as Chick-fil-A to endulge in such a delicacy. These waffle fries are perfect for any backyard barbecue, big game night, or romantic evening. In fact, you can even spice things up a bit more by adding some cajun seasoning.

Step 1: Waffle Fries Ingredients

The only necessary ingredient is a potato. I used 4 large russet potatoes and found this made plenty of fries.

Beyond that, you may also want to consider adding some cajun seasoning. However, this is not entirely necessary.

In terms of other materials, you will need a crinkle cutter, a pot filled half-way with oil for deep frying (or a deep fryer), a frying basket, and a food thermometer for measuring the temperature of the oil.

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Step 2: Cutting Waffle Fries

To cut the waffle fries, slice downward on the end of a potato with a crinkle cutter.

Rotato the potato 90 degrees, and slice downward again.

Repeat this process until the entire potato is sliced.

This may take some practice to get the perfect waffle cut.

Step 3: Cook Waffle Fries

Bring the oil up to 375 degrees.

If you have a deep fryer like I do, then fill the basket about a quarter of the way up with uncooked fries and then submerge it in the fryer.

If you are just using a pot, carefully dump the fries into the oil without splashing.

Let the fries cook for about 5 minutes or until golden brown and then remove them from the oil.

Step 4: Let the Fries Cool

Let the fries cool off on a baking pan covered with paper towels.

If you plan to add a seasoning, now is the time to sprinkle it on.

Step 5: Enjoy

Consume waffle fries vigorously with ketchup or (if uncultured) your dip of choice.

You can even share them with friends or family if you are feeling generous.

If you have no friends or family, having a basket full of waffle fries is great for making new friends!

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