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!