French Fry Waffles

French Fry Waffles
  • Yield:Makes 2 waffles serving 4 to 6
  • Active time:2 minutes
  • Total time:25 minutes
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Old Fries + Waffle Iron = Awesome Pull-Apart Waffle Fries

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]


  • 1 1/2 pounds leftover cold french fries, or thawed frozen french fries
  • Kosher salt
  • Mayonnaise or ketchup for serving


  1. 1.

    Preheat a belgian waffle iron according to manufacturer instructions. Add half of french fries and press down firmly to compress (If using a two-well waffle iron, fill both sides). Cook until completely crisp and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes (if using a single well waffle iron, hold finished waffle on a rack set in a rimmed baking sheet in a 200°F oven while you cook the second waffle). Season with salt and serve with mayonnaise or ketchup immediately.

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