Jul 052011

I love buffalo wings. Almost as much as I love bacon. I seriously went through a phase where I would just crave buffalo wings and want them for every single meal! But then again, I go through specific food phases a lot–like with sushi. And spinach. For some reason, though, buffalo wings will always have a special place in my heart.

I’m not sure if it’s the tanginess from the vinegar, the crunch of the crispy outside, or the spicy kick from the sauce, but buffalo wings always leave me feeling completely satisfied. I also always do a little happy dance when I see them on a menu when eating out (don’t laugh)!

So, to get my fix without having to go through the tedious process of prepping and deep-frying chicken wings, my substitute is a large batch of buffalo fries! It’s a great snack and definitely satisfies that ridiculous buffalo wing craving of mine. This recipe rocks, but you have to eat it right away or else the fries tend to get soggy!

Are buffalo wings one of the best food ideas ever invented or what?! Or am I the only one that thinks that? :)

Here is the recipe:

Buffalo Fries Recipe

  • 1/2 bag of frozen shoe string french fries
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of buffalo wing sauce plus extra for drizzling (I used a bottle of Frank’s RedHot Wing Sauce: Buffalo)
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Ranch dressing
  • Garnish: green onion and cilantro, finely chopped

Bake fries in a single layer on a baking sheet according to the package. When the fries are nice and crispy, put them in a bowl and toss with the cayenne powder and cajun seasoning (you can add more cayenne here if you want a the fries to be spicier).

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of buffalo hot sauce over the fries and toss again so that they are lightly coated (don’t go too heavy here!). Arrange the fries on a plate and drizzle more buffalo sauce across the entire dish. Top with some crumbled blue cheese, green onion, and cilantro.

Serve with a side of ranch dressing, and enjoy!

Tip: Sometimes I’ll put half of the blue cheese on the fries after I toss them in the cayenne and cajun seasoning and pop them back in the oven for a couple minutes until the cheese is melted. Then I add the rest of the cheese and hot sauce once the fries are plated. This is a great way to switch the dish up a little from time to time!

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  33 Responses to “Buffalo Fries”

  1. Wow, I like this one. I love fries … lol.

  2. my tummy is really screaming for fries now! Need to try your recipe, thank you for sharing. :)

  3. I LOVE this recipe!!!! You have a wonderful blog here! cant wait to check out your other recipes!

  4. These fries sound fabulous!

  5. These look amazing can’t wait to make them and then to justify them with a 5 mile run”)lol…a vegan version…but YUM! And gorgeous pic!

  6. These look awesome! I think I’ll make these and use ranch instead of blue cheese.

  7. Great spin on wings/potatoes! . Are buffalo wings one of the best food ideas ever invented . . . . yes.

  8. I’m not crazy about blue cheese, but minus that…hehe, looks amaaazing. I’m learning to like hot food more and more…we even have hot sauces in the fridge now! :)

  9. My hubs would absolutely adore these – I’m positive of that. Going to try this idea out on him sometime. thanks :) *buzzed btw*

  10. I don’t even like fries that much, but these are just unresistable! I LOVE buffalo wings!

  11. I showed this to my fiancee yesterday… and now he is begging me to make them! Thanks for posting! These look delicious!

  12. Wow those look amazing! I love buffalo flavors and everything looks perfect. Yum!

  13. I’ve sort of tried this before. Thanks for the tip on the buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese, and ranch dressing!

  14. OMG! I have got to stop looking at these posts! I can feel these headed for my hips!

  15. I am obsessed with buffalo wings as well! If you love buffalo sauce you should definitely try it on some nachos….so addicting!

  16. Could you marinate the fries in the buffalo stuff before you bake them? I don’t know if that would work, but you wouldn’t end up with soggy fries if it did. ;) Worth a try.

  17. So yummy and I would definitely pay for such a dish

  18. Yummm! Looks so tasty.

  19. HA! These would go really well with the buffalo chicken tacos that How Sweet It Is just posted. I think you guys are on the same wavelength when it comes to good food…..

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  23. Definitely looks tasty! Do you ever make a blue cheese dressing instead of ranch?

  24. Made it! Definitely a tasty recipe! Everyone that loves blue cheese, fries and hot sauce needs to make this!

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  28. Id slam a bucket of these

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