If you’re like me then you’re always on the hunt for some delicious snacks. Good news, for you and my other readers! Let me introduce you to one of my all-time favorite snacks – Wingstop seasoned fries!
If you have already witnessed these tasty fries, you know the blissful flavors I am talking about. “Fries” – there’s hardly anyone who’s not in love with these golden, crunchy, and potato-ey sides. Kids or adults, if you love hosting a party, then serving fries are an absolute must.
If you don’t know what Wingstop loaded fries are, you are definitely missing on their incredible flavor. To describe it in short – it is french fries taken to a totally new level. Tossed with a mix of spice and a hit of sugar, these healthier copycat wingstop fries are to die for.
A small warning though – once you stop eating these Wingstop fries, it is hard to kiss goodbye to this lip-smacking appetizer. Alas, the heart wants what the heart wants! So, if letting go of delicious food is not your thing, don’t worry, I have something to get you sorted.
Since the flavor is something I cannot cut back on, but healthy is a routine I follow, I have modified the recipe of Wingstop fries. Excited to know what tricks I have up my sleeves? Keep reading.
I am not a huge fan of deep-frying. So, instead of popping my fries in a fryer filled with oil, I stick to baking or air frying these potatoes. Smart, right? Well, it does cut down the fat content significantly while not jeopardizing the taste. Jump into my recipe, try it, and you will know what I mean.
How To Make Wingstop Fries
If you’re worried about the length of time it takes to cook these fries, don’t be. These are really simple to make and aren’t time-consuming to make, especially when you follow my tips and tricks.
Tips & Tricks
Speaking of making fries, there’s a couple of processes that are widely known. For instance, you must slow-cook the potato strips in low heat first and then pop into a hot wok of oil or fryer. Since we are in for a healthier cooking alternative, a deep fryer or wok is out of the question. Time is also a constraint. Why work hard and spend hours cooking fries when you can binge-watch Netflix and enjoy your tasty fries.
Let’s start with the cooking process.
Spread the potato strips on a tray and drizzle a little olive oil and a pinch of salt. Mix well!
What’s next? Well, pop your greased potatoes in the air fryer. Your job is done!
Cooking these fries for about 20-25 minutes at 400 is good enough. Keep the fries in the air fryer for a tad bit longer if the potatoes aren’t thoroughly cooked.
What’s my pick when choosing an air fryer?
Frankly, I have a few favorites, however, what I love using is my ‘Digital XL’ air fryer (5.8qt) by Simple Living Products. Since I love my food to be crunchy, this air fryer has been my go-to kitchen tool.
The size of the fryer is a little too big, taking up a nice portion of my kitchen space. Do you know what the perk is? I can get a whole pound of potato chips or Wingstop fries in a single go.
Don’t worry if you are using a different air fryer. There’s just one simple step of caution you must follow.
Keep an eye on your fries. Different models and air fryers have diverse cooking times. Keep checking your fries. You want golden and crispy fries, not awful, bitter burnt ones.
Air fryer Substitutes?
Here’s an alternative cooking method that’s even simpler. Pre-heat your oven first.
I suggest using a grated sheet or a wire rack. Wondering why? Well, you can throw in your fries, set the temperature, keep a check on your cooking time, and forget about it. There’s absolutely no need to flip and toss the fries to prevent burning.
Increase the temperature of the 450F and allow your fries to bake for at-least 15-20 minutes. As always mentioned, it is crucial to keep an eye on the cooking time. If the potato strips are slightly thicker and longer, it might need an extra few minutes in the oven.
Overcooking the potatoes will not necessarily ruin the fries. What might be a total waste is burning them instead of making the potatoes super-crunchy.
This is perfect if you’re wondering what seasoning goes on wingstop fries – I’m spilling the beans on my secret recipe.
Why do I call it my secret? Well, I love experimenting with flavors. I have tried my hands multiple times in coming up with a mix that’s just perfect for these crunchy Wingstop fries. This is the best flavor combo I have come up with. Don’t shy away from using sugar if that’s not a significant problem. The flavor from the seasoning multiplies when sugar is added.
Take a bowl and pop in these dry ingredients. Give them a good mix. Strain the piping hot fries out of your oven or air fryer and add them in the mixing bowl. Toss the cooked Wingstop fries in the bowl along with the spice mix. Ensure that the fries are well coated in this amazingly delectable seasoning. That’s all my friends! These crunchy and super delicious Wingstop fries are ready to be savored.
Eggs in beer – My healthy treat gives you the joy of munching on Wingstop fries that’s just 1/3rd the calories and 1/4th the fat. So, the going is no longer tough.
Eat these delicious treats without worrying about piling on the pounds. For that we always have wingstop cheese fries, which are also one of my favorites. 🙂