This Homemade Waffle Fries post is sponsored by Sandwich Bros and BravoMark. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.
There’s an annual fair a few towns away from where I used to live in Pennsylvania. It’s exactly what you would expect from a state fair: fried food, rides, animals, and lots of booths filled with vendors peddling their wares. I loved going every year.
One year, I was watching as this vendor demo’d a peeler. “It’s so easy,” he said. “You don’t even have to put any pressure to peel your potatoes.” Well that sounded like a dream for my grandma I thought, after he explained how great this peeler is for the elderly. “But wait, there’s more … ” he said as he pulled out a mandolin and quickly cut those peeled potatoes into waffle fries.
That was probably a dozen years ago, and I still use that same peeler and mandolin to impress people with my homemade waffle fries. I make them recently to pair with Chicken Melts from Sandwich Bros. Those are so easy. You take them out of the freezer, wrap them in a paper towel, microwave for under a minute, and they’re ready. Knowing the main part of your meal is so simple leaves you with time to make the fries.
Homemade Waffle Fries
What You’ll Need:
- 5 potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of each:
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
What You’ll Do:
Wash and peel your potatoes.
Take out your mandolin and slice the potato on it, from top to bottom. Turn your potato one-quarter turn, then slice the potato back from bottom to top. Turn your potato and go back down, then another quarter turn and go back up. On and on until the potato is done.
Quick aside: the quarter turn is what creates the waffle fries (with the holes!). If you don’t turn the potato, you’ll end up with ruffle fries instead.
Soak the potatoes in clean water with a pinch of sugar. The sugar will aid in making crispy fries. Soak for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375.
Drain the fries and pat them dry with a paper towel. The drier you can make them, the better they’ll crisp.
Put them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, adobo, and Italian seasoning. Stir until completely coated.
Spread the fries on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, until the fries reach the desired crispness.
Serve with your choice of Sandwich Bros. Sandwiches. We served it with Chicken Melts, but it would be great with the Angus Beef variety as well. Pete and I try to make as much of our own food at home so we know exactly what goes into it. That’s why I like making my own fries. I love that Sandwich Bros. has created a frozen meal using premium proteins, like all-white meat chicken.
These aren’t just for lunch or dinner though. Sandwich Bros also has breakfast sandwiches: Sausage & Cheese (my favorite!), Egg & Cheese, Egg White & Turkey Sandwich, and Turkey Sausage & Cheese. They’re perfect for when you’re on the go but still want a hot breakfast. I actually gave a pair to my parents before their recent road trip. They were able to pop them in the microwave and have a hot breakfast in the car, completely simplifying their morning.
Would you like to try these? You’re in luck. We are giving one lucky winner some Sandwich Bros coupons. I’ve found these at our local Lowes Foods, but you can also find them at Piggly Wiggly, Sam’s Club, Kroger, and more. This giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on January 18. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older at time of entry. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the winning email before another winner is selected. Good luck.
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