These buffalo fries are the perfect spicy appetizer! Extra crispy waffle fries are tossed with buffalo sauce and baked with cheddar cheese. They’re topped with crumbled blue cheese, a drizzle of ranch dressing and chopped scallions. They’re easy to make and out of this world delicious!
Back when I was in undergraduate at FSU, I would eat buffalo fries every weekend.
Me and my girlfriends would have a few drinks and then head to a bar named Andrew's for some dinner.
As our own little tradition, we'd always start with their buffalo fries.
They tasted like what would happen if buffalo wings and waffles fries had a baby!
Layers of melted cheddar, crumbled blue cheese, ranch dressing and scallions smothered their amazing buffalo waffle fries.
It was the perfect drunk person food that was crispy, salty, spicy and creamy. And we were obsessed.
Then, during my junior year, I went back to Tallahassee after a summer at home, and to my surprise, THEY WERE GONE!
For some odd reason, they were taken off the menu and never returned.
We were heartbroken.
And to be truthful, I've thought a lot about those waffle fries over the years and have yet to had anything that compared.
But now that I'm pregnant and am having cravings that hit out of nowhere, well, this tasty recipe resurfaced.
Thanks to some help from instagram, I found an old employee that remembered how they make them.
What do I need to make buffalo fries?
Here's are the ingredients you'll need to make this recipe:
- 1 bag of frozen waffle fries (I used Alexia)
- buffalo sauce (I used Frank's)
- cheddar cheese (I used Tillamook)
- blue cheese (I used Roth Cheese)
- ranch dressing (I used Hidden Valley Ranch)
- fresh scallions
The first thing you need to do to make this recipe is preheat your oven.
Depending on the brand of waffle fries you buy, this might vary.
I used Alexia Waffle Fries which instructed me to preheat my oven to 425F degrees.
While the waffle fries are baking, be sure to toss them half way through. You'll also to cook them a little longer than needed. This way, they'll stay crispy even after they're drenched in sauce.
After that, place the fries in a large bowl and drizzle them with buffalo sauce.
Carefully toss the fries until coated then place back on oven safe serving dish.
Then top with cheddar and place back in the 425F degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheddar has melted.
After the time has passed, take the tray out of the oven and top the fries with a drizzle of ranch dressing, crumbled blue cheese and a sprinkle of scallions.
That's all there is! Pretty simple, right?!
Serve the buffalo fries immediately and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
1. One of the most important tricks to making these buffalo fries outstanding is getting the waffle fries extra crispy.
To do so, just leave the fries in the oven a little longer than necessary. Just be careful not to burn them!
This technique helps the fries stay crispy and delicious once you pour the buffalo sauce all over them.
Either one of them will create a perfect drizzled effect.
If you're looking for more tasty appetizer recipes to pair these buffalo fries with, I recommend trying my Crack Corn Dip or my favorite funeral sandwiches which are loaded with ham and cheese and brown sugar.
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Buffalo Fries Recipe
- 1 bag frozen waffle fries (about a 1.5 lbs bag)
- ½ cup store bought buffalo sauce such as Frank's
- 1 cup shredded cheddar such as Tillamook
- ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese such as Roth Blue Cheese
- 2 scallions finely diced
- ranch dressing such as Hidden Valley
- Cook waffle fries according to package but leave in for about 5 minutes more so they get extra crispy but not burnt.
- Place the waffle fries in a large bowl and toss with buffalo sauce.
- Place the buffalo fries back on an oven proof baking platter and top with shredded cheddar.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes at 425 degrees or until the cheddar has melted.
- Remove the dish from the oven and top with a drizzle of ranch dressing, the crumbled blue cheese and the scallions.
- Serve immediately with more ranch for dipping.