In the last creative waffle endeavor I shared with you, I used my waffle iron to cook tater tots and to make Tater Tot Waffles, which came out splendidly. More than splendidly. They were freaking awesome.
But as I shared, I’ve never really been a tater tot lover. I’m a french fry lover. I’m a thin, crunchy french fry lover. And when I was cleaning out the freezer and found half a bag of frozen french fries stuffed in the back of a low shelf, all I could think of was: Can you cook french fries in a waffle iron?
My idea for Tater Tot Waffles worked, so why wouldn’t french fry waffles work too?
I wasn’t sure, but I had to find out.
I stuck the bag of french fries in the refrigerator overnight to defrost.
When I was ready to try making French Fry Waffles, I preheated my waffle iron on high, dumped the french fries into a bowl, and tossed them in a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
Then I piled them into the waffle iron, shut the lid, and hoped for the best.
After about 5-7 minutes, when the french fries were starting to turn golden brown, I opened the lid and tried to take the French Fry Waffle out of the waffle iron.
In terms of making a French Fry Waffle, the experiment was a total failure. The minute I tried to get the French Fry Waffle out of the waffle iron it fell apart and broke into individual french fries.
In terms of cooking french fries in the waffle iron and making a delicious afternoon snack for my daughter and I, it was a huge success!
The french fries were just crunchy enough, while still maintaining a soft potato inside. I turned the waffle iron on its side to get all the french fries out of the waffle wells and onto a plate, then we covered the piping hot french fries with shredded cheese and bacon pieces, (only her half had the cheese) and topped it off with guacamole and dairy-free sour cream.
Yum. Double yum. Triple yum.
Now there is no excuse to make frozen french fries in the summer!
Cook French Fries In The Waffle Iron
Yes, you can cook french fries in your waffle iron and skip the hot oven.
- 1 bag frozen french fries
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Real bacon pieces
- Sour cream
- Place the bag of frozen french fries in the refrigerator 24 hours in advance.
- While the waffle iron preheats on high, toss frozen french fries in a large bowl with a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Pile the french fries in the waffle iron, close the lid, and cook for 5-7 minutes or until french fries begin turning golden brown.
- Remove from waffle iron, pile on a plate, top immediately with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon, sour cream, and guacamole.