Food Babe's "Chick-fil-A" Waffle Fries
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 3 medium size Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Wash the potatoes and pat dry. Using a mandoline on the thickest setting, make one slice down the potato. Turn the potato one quarter turn and make another slice. Continue to turn the potato after each slice until you have used the whole potato. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  3. Place the slices in a bowl and fill with cold water ½” above the potatoes. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Drain the water and dry the potatoes completely. A clean dish towel works well.
  5. Toss the potatoes with the oil and salt and spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the oven to broil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp the top, if needed. Let cool slightly and serve immediately.
* It is very important to make a quarter turn after each slice or you will not achieve the waffle pattern. It is also important to use a mandoline that cuts thick enough or else you will end up with waffle chips. Make sure it is set on the thickest setting.

* In order to get the crispiest fries, don’t skip the step to soak them in water beforehand. This will wash off some of the extra starch and create a fluffier, crispier waffle fry.

* Make sure you check the waffle fries at the 20 to 25 minute mark as ovens vary and some may cook quicker. If they are getting too brown, flip them over and cook for the remaining 5 minutes. Skip the broil step if they are already well browned.
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