This Wingstop Fries Copycat recipe will give you crispy, flavorful fries every time!
Wingstop restaurants are famous for American food like Garlic Parmesan wings, cajun fried corn, and baked rolls. Fan favorites include unique fry dishes like buffalo ranch fries or Wingstop cheese fries.
I’ll show you how to deep fry and air fry these fries to get them just like Wingstop. Air frying is healthier since it uses less oil, but the result is still perfectly golden brown and crispy.
Pair these seasoned fries with your favorite burgers or chicken wings on game night. Or, have this copycat Wingstop fries recipe on hand for a late-night snack.
Once you try these undeniably delicious fries, you’ll never use frozen fries again!
All About The Wingstop Fries Ingredients
The best potatoes for french fries are generally Russet potatoes. In some grocery stores, they’re also called Idaho potatoes or baking potatoes.
This type of potato has a thicker skin than most, which crisps up nicely if you leave them on. Russet potatoes are also nice and large, which gives you the perfect sized french fry.
The flesh of a Russet potato is also soft and fluffy, but firm enough to stay together when fried.
If you’re deep frying your Wingstop fries, make sure you choose an oil with a high smoke point. The best oils are peanut oil, olive oil, canola oil, or other vegetable oils.
High smoke point oils do not break down as quickly when they’re heated. This allows the oil to get hot enough to create crispy fries without burning.
Any salt will do, including seasoned or garlic salt if you prefer.
I like to use fine salt like iodized salt for my fries. Other types like Kosher salt will leave a crunchy texture that isn’t pleasant.
Easy Tips For Making The Best Wingstop Fries
- Use freshly cut potato strips to make these Wingstop fries. Frozen potatoes will not have as much flavor, and won’t get as crispy!
- Soak the potatoes after they’ve been cut. Soaking helps give your fries a crispier texture by getting rid of the starch in the potatoes.
- Deep fry this recipe twice to get perfectly cooked fries like Wingstop. The first fry will cook the inside, whereas the second time will make the fries crispy and golden brown.
- Arrange your fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You’ll have to cook in batches, but this will ensure that the fries cook evenly.
- Dry the potatoes after soaking and before frying. This will prevent the fries from sticking together due to the excess starch.<
- Season your fries right after they come out of the air fryer or deep fryer. The seasoning will stick to the hot oil and coat your fries without falling off!
How To Make Wingstop Fries
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time20 min
- Total Time30 min
- Heat Oil in Dutch Oven
Add about 3 inches of oil to the Dutch oven. Set the stovetop to 325°F and let the oil get hot.
- Cook the Fries
Add half of the cut fries to the oil. Cook for about 8 minutes until they turn a light golden color.
- Drain Fries on Paper Towels
Remove the fries from the oil and let them drain on a paper towel lined plate.
You can cook the second batch of fries and do the same.
- Fry Again
Increase the heat to 375°F. Add all the fries to the oil again and cook until they’re golden and crispy.
- Toss in Seasoning
Remove the fries from the oil once they’re cooked and let them rest on a paper towel lined plate. While still hot, toss the fries in the seasoning powder.
Air Fryer Method
- Coat Fries with Oil and Salt
Place the cut potatoes in a bowl and add oil and salt. Toss the potatoes in the bowl until they are fully coated.
- Cook in Air Fryer
Add a layer of cut potatoes to the basket of your air fryer. Set the air fryer to 400°F and cook for 20 minutes.
Shake the basket halfway through cooking so the fries don’t stick.
- Toss Fries in Seasoning
Mix the ingredients for the seasoning powder in a large bowl. Once the fries have cooked, transfer them from the air fryer to the bowl.
Toss the fries in the seasoning to coat them.
What To Serve With Wingstop Fries
Fried Chicken Wings
You can serve up a meal just like Wingstop and enjoy these seasoned fries with chicken wings! This crispy combo is a classic for Friday nights and weekend get-togethers.
Soak up a juicy burger with a perfectly crispy french fry side dish! Homemade burgers with all the fixing always go well with potatoes of any kind.
Don’t forget the ketchup for dipping!
Other fast food dishes like pizza tend to go well with fries too! Balance out the cheesiness of the pizza with this crispy side.
Battered Fried Fish Filet
Fish and chips is a classic East coast and British dish. Fries help soak up the oily fish and add some contrast in flavor.
Serve with a squirt of lemon or malt vinegar. You can also dip your fries in tartar sauce!
Mac & Cheese
The only other American side dish more iconic than fries is mac and cheese. This Southern favorite adds creaminess to a meal and goes great with barbecued meat and fries.
Some restaurants even combine mac and cheese with fries for a super decadent treat!
Storage And Reheating Instructions
It’s best to store these copycat Wingstop fries in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to four days, or in the freezer for two months.
Avoid using the microwave to reheat them, since they’ll end up soggy. Use the oven or an air fryer for the best results.
For the oven, set the heat to 425°F and bake for five minutes until the fries are crispy. For the air fryer, set the temperature to 400°F and air fry for five minutes.
These Wingstop fries are high in carbohydrates, which help give the body energy. Potatoes also contain high amounts of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6, which help boost the immune system.
The glycemic index of Russet potatoes is 111, which makes this dish high on the glycemic index. High glycemic foods can lead to a spike in blood sugar levels, which is dangerous for people with diabetes.
The deep frying cooking method adds a lot of fat to this dish. Too much fat can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease and hypertension.
To reduce the amount of fat, use oil-free cooking methods like air frying. Or, balance out this dish by eating lower fat foods throughout the day. – Kirsten Mae Magbanua, RND
- 5.4g Fat
- 84g Carbs