Make your own waffle fries with the waffle blade of a mandoline slicer.

How to Cook Waffle Fries in a Toaster Oven

by Zora Hughes

The toaster oven is a convenient appliance for those days when you don't need to prepare large portions of food, or you'd rather not heat up the entire kitchen with your oven. It is essentially a smaller, countertop version of your regular oven, albeit less powerful, making it ideal for cooking items at low to medium-high temperatures. The toaster oven works well for waffle fries, and most other types of fries, whether you pick up a bag of precooked frozen fries from the grocery store or make your own from scratch.

Frozen Waffle Fries

Preheat the toast over to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spread the frozen waffle fries in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet. Make sure it is small enough to fit in your toaster oven.

Bake the waffle fries for 10 minutes, then flip the fires and bake for another 7 to 10 minutes, or until the fries are as crispy and golden as you prefer. Enjoy them hot, right out of the toaster oven.

Uncooked Waffle Fries

Preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees F.

Toss your fresh, uncooked waffle fries lightly in olive oil, then toss with seasonings of your choice, such as salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.

Spread the seasoned waffle fries on a non-stick baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake the waffle fries in the toaster oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip the fries and continue cooking from another 10 to 15 minutes, until the waffles are golden brown and crispy.

Items you will need

  • Waffle fries, fresh or frozen
  • Toaster oven
  • Non-stick baking sheet
  • Olive oil, optional
  • Seasonings, to taste

Tip

  • Add flavor to your precooked frozen waffle fries by lightly tossing them with olive oil immediately after removing from the toaster oven and sprinkling with seasonings, spices, grated garlic and/or Parmesan cheese.

Warning

  • Toaster ovens get very hot. Do not touch the glass or any metal parts of the stove without using oven mitts. Unplug the toaster oven and make sure it is completely cooled before cleaning it.

About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.

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