I don’t know if I love or hate myself for this.

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What is the draw with the whole buffalo wing flavor? I have no idea, but I’m hooked. Have been for years. And the thing is that I don’t even care for actual chicken wings because seriously, who wants to do that much work for just a few pieces of food?

Not I.

But it is apparent that just like midnight Friends reruns, cadbury mini eggs and Ryan Gosling memes, I cannot get enough.

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Embarrassing stuff: I’ve microwaved tortilla chips with cheese and buffalo wing sauce. That’s pretty horrifying for a 30 year old that talks about things she cooks in her kitchen on a daily basis. A few steps up: microwaving flour tortillas with cheddar and buffalo wing sauce for a quesadilla. Uh huh. It’s straight up authentic tex-mex in this house, right down to the microwave. Right.

Slightly less terrifying: I’ve putting buffalo wing sauce in a grilled cheese. No, not with chicken. Just different cheeses and the sauce. Sometimes cheese, buffalo wing sauce, and creamy homemade blue cheese. Buttered bread and fried until golden and crisp. OMG, can’t you just feel the crunch of that toast? Want.

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Since we’re in the circle of trust here, I find it safe to tell you that it’s never really about the chicken for me. I could care less about the chicken when it comes to this flavor combo. That might just be because I’m annoyingly picky about my meat, which essentially means I need to cook it myself in order to enjoy it. See? Annoying. But for real, it’s all about the sauce, and over the last few years I have determined my go-to ingredients for the perfect buffalo wing flavor explosion. Yes, I said perfect. I’ve tried my darndest (ew) to slow down my over dramatized words such as “perfect” and “best ever” and “omg.” Just kidding on that last one. Anyhoo, I’ve mentioned it before – the mixture includes: buffalo wing sauce, cheddar cheese, gorgonzola cheese, scallions, chives and cilantro. Don’t gag, my cilantro loathers. Just leave it off.

See? Flavor explosion. It’s the only way I can describe it.

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These were so good that I ate them for two dinners. Like, two dinners in the same night. One around 5PM, another around 8PM. And I mean, it’s not like you’re deep frying your french fries so these are essentially healthy. Things could be so much worse. Like you could be super tempted to go to Five Guys in the afternoon by yourself for no reason at all other than the fact that you think you’re an entitled brat when the last thing that you need in your life is a bacon cheeseburger and fries. Those are the days when oven fries like this are the best decision ever. Even… a healthy decision.

The stories I tell myself to get through life. Ah. Whatever works, right?

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Apparently the key to getting super crispy oven fries is parboiling them before roasting. Sort of a pain but also sort of worth it. Trust me. They will be the crispiest things to ever crunch on that came out of your oven. Also make sure that you use a higher heat oil so it doesn’t look like a smoke bomb went off in your house. Then once the fries are done, you just dump cheese on top, broil and throw the remaining toppings on. My favorite kind of recipe! Throw and go.

Oh so good.

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Crispy Buffalo Oven Fries

Yield: serves 4 appropriately, 2 obnoxiously

Total Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients:

3 pounds unpeeled russet potatoes, cut into wedges
3 tablespoons vegetable, grapeseed or canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup buffalo wing sauce
2 tablespoons butter
4 ounces freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola or your favorite blue
4 green onions, sliced
4 chives, chopped
1/4 cup freshly torn cilantro

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Place cut potatoes in a large stock pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and once bubbling, only boil for 5 minutes. You gotta keep an eye on it! After 5 minutes, drain potatoes. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Gently toss with your hands or two spatulas to evenly coat. Spread on a baking sheet in one layer. Roast for 25-30 minutes, then flip and roast for 25-30 minutes more. You want the potatoes to be deeply golden and crunchy on the outsides!

While potatoes are cooking, heat buffalo wing sauce and butter in a small saucepan over low heat until combined.

Remove potatoes from the oven and switch on your broiler to the highest setting. I left my oven rack in the center of the oven. Drizzle a bit of wing sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle both cheeses evenly overtop. Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and golden. Remove immediately and sprinkle with scallions, chives and chopped cilantro. Dig in!

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123 Responses to “Crispy Buffalo Oven Fries.”

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    Karissa K. @ Sweet As A Cookie — March 28, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    These look amazing!

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    Natasha @ The Cake Merchant — March 28, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    Um, there goes my detox!

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    Alicia Greenrabbit — March 28, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    This gives me an Idea…..I’ve been hooked on Cupcake Wars and Being Human …..what about a buffalo flavored cupcake and red Velvet dark chocolate???
    Just kidding! this is a much better combo.( you caught me on one of my crazy days.)

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    Simone — March 28, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I have 16 days before my wedding and posts like this want to make me forget about fitting into my dress :]

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    Becky — March 28, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    I just made these for lunch and they were amazing!!!!! Thanks!

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    Meghan, Flight of Fancy — March 28, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    I love you for this, if that means anything <3

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — March 28, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    This looks phenomenal!!! Im sure the fries soak up all that buffalo sauce…. yum!!!!

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    Lauren — March 28, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    Drool! I can’t believe how good these look. I’m thrilled you shared how to get super crispy oven fries. My “super crispy” ones tend to be on the…burnt side.

    You know what you should consider doing? A twist on poutine! I love gravy fries but it seems like if you’re not from Canada or Pennsylvania, you just can’t appreciate fries with gravy! I’ll bet you could really come up with something spectacular.

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    Mommypage — March 28, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    These fries look so delicious! The dish looks very colorful and yummy!! It seems like the perfect dish to bring to an Easter potluck.

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    Maria Tadic — March 28, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    Mmmmm these look so good. Its the best of both worlds – chicken wings AND cheese fries. Can you get any better?

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 28, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    Cheesy deliciousness! And it’s oven fried, more than enough excuse to stuff my face! :D

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — March 28, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    These look like the French fries I always order at a bar near me, but even better because they’re all buffalo-ey! Love it!!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — March 28, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    My fat pants just ran away screaming but my stomach is loving this recipe. I would have this for every meal if i could.

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    Kellie — March 29, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    Can you recommend a buffalo wing sauce. In Australia we don’t have it so I have to order from overseas, which makes it hard to try different brands to see whats good.

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    • Sarah — March 29th, 2013 @ 12:50 am

      Franks. Hands down.

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    • Amanda — March 29th, 2013 @ 1:43 am

      Just add vinegar and butter to your favorite hot sauce.

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    • Julia Kent — March 31st, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      I really love President’s Choice from Canada… not sure if you can order it though!

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    Amanda — March 29, 2013 @ 1:42 am

    My boyfriend and I made these for supper tonight, and they were the perfect “buffalo snack”! Made our own buffalo sauce: vinegar, butter, hot sauce, and a little garlic.
    Two dinners in one night is right!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 29, 2013 @ 6:17 am

    I really need to stop reading your blog before 7am. Must find a way to have these before the end of the day. Lovely. Delicious.

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    Liz — March 29, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    You should love yourself for this – OMG the fries are incredible.

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    Don — March 29, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Thanks for the recipe! Actually I am one that likes the chicken as much as the buffalo sauce, but I love a good french fry – I mean Buffalo Fry, as well.

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    Katie @ Oh Shine On — March 29, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Dear lord what have you done to me.

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    Potatoes and Pilates — March 29, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Well Jessica – you have really outdone yourself this time!

    WOW.

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — March 29, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    “Serves 4 appropriately, 2 obnoxiously”

    ….I love you.

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    Michelle — March 29, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    my favorite restaurant makes fries like this (with bacon!) and they are the best thing ever.

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    Colette from JFF! — March 29, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    I want this NOW!

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    Renee — March 30, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    I love the pleasant burn that is accompanied by buffalo sauce. Also, it’s a great excuse to eat blue cheese. I can’t wait to try these.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 30, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Let me pick my drooly jaw up off the floor. Dang it, it keeps falling down again.

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    Larry Gaian (@BBQGrail) — March 31, 2013 @ 1:26 am

    Oh my gosh! I have to try these. Of course I’ll be using the grill or smoker instead of the oven, but this recipe will be on my table soon.

    Thank you.

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    GS test — March 31, 2013 @ 11:16 am

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook — March 31, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    I knew there was a reason I didn’t click on this right away. Be still my heart!

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    Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker — April 2, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    Omg, these sound soo good. I love oven fries with any kind of cheesy topping. I bet the buffalo sauce makes it even better!

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    Ruta — April 4, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    I grew up in Buffalo and so often I get a hankering for a plate of wings, but I have no interest in doing the fried chicken thing. I can’t wait to try these.

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    Laura M — April 5, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    ah yes! i’m a veggie, so not too keen on chicken like you.. i’m burnt out on – the only other veg-friendly buffalo concoction i know – buffalo cauliflower bites so i’m excited to see these bad boys! another excuse to indulge in buffalo sauce………. and blue cheese!!!

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    Amber @ Au Coeur — April 6, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    This looks awesome. I am right there with you on loving buffalo sauce, but I don’t eat chicken so I rarely get to eat it. :-( On of my favorite discoveries was buffalo calamari. Nothing is better than loads of crispy fried calamari with buffalo sauce and blue cheese — although this might rival that because it’s much easier to make at home!

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    CHRISTOPHER — April 10, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    These would go great next to a big tray of slop pile nachos at La Quinta Del Mar 301….Also i love that this recipe serves 4 appropriately, 2 obnoxiously hahahahahaha

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    Michelle S. — April 17, 2013 @ 1:17 pm
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    Shannon — April 23, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. WHAT?!?! Making this as soon as humanly possible.

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    Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog — June 11, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    This looks soooo amazeballs! Looks like I’ll be making a quick trip to the grocery store :)

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    Sarah — June 23, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    Okay I am so excited to make this! That looks super-tasty, and I think I may actually already have all the ingredients! Woo! I had featured U in the post of Seven Side Dish with Most Pleasing Color Bring You a Colorful Mood in Summer on AllFreshRecipes. I’ll pay close attention to ur more fabulous EATS!

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    Monica — January 26, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    I made these for my boyfriend tonight and they are delicious! We both loved them :) Thanks for the recipe!

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    Kathryn — February 2, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    I just made these for Super Bowl and they were amazing!!! i can’t wait to make these again for my next get together.

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    cass — May 6, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

    I made these last night as a side for dinner, and they were delicious! Next time I’d only boil for maybe 2-3 minutes, since when I attempted to “gently toss” the potatoes they started to fall apart. Because of this, they weren’t evenly coated w/ oil, garlic, etc. on the baking sheet, but they still came out crispy and yummy. Will definitely be making these again!

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