Curly Fries

October 14, 2015
3 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Use a spiralizer to make not zucchini noodles but curly fries; these are seasoned to taste like the paprika-flecked ones at Arby's, as per —Ali Slagle

  • Serves 4
  • 5 Russet potatoes
  • 4 teaspoons salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 cup flour
  • Canola oil, for frying
In This Recipe
  1. Peel the potatoes and spiralize them on the large noodle blade of your machine.
  2. Break up any really long noodles into more of a fry length (or don't), then transfer them to a bowl of boiling hot water. Let them sit in the water for 15 minutes.
  3. In a plastic bag, combine the dry ingredients except the flour. Transfer half the mixture to a separate bowl and add the flour to the plastic bag (you'll coat the potatoes with the spice-flour mixture before and the spice mixture after they have fried). Drain the potatoes from the water (drain them well!) and, a handful at a time, gently add them to the plastic bag and shake gently so they're all covered in the coating.
  4. Heat about 3 inches of canola oil in a deep pan to about 350° F. When the oil is hot, fry the potatoes in batches (you don't want to crowd the pan). The fries should be crusty and brown in about 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to get rid of excess oil. Sprinkle with spice mixture and salt and continue with the rest of the potatoes.

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9 Reviews

Lundad June 2, 2016
Is the heat removed after adding he potatoes to the boiling water? I did not as it does not specify and this turned into mashed potatoes.
Ameer S. January 13, 2017
Yea mine too.
jean January 3, 2016
I’m going to try my air fryer with a spray of oil and see how it goes. I’ll post. :)
Robin December 30, 2015
Do you really combine the flour and spices and coat the fries with flour after they come out of the oil?? The spices make sense but raw flour - was that an error in the recipe??
Nancy December 30, 2015
It had to be an error. I'm guessing you shake them with flour after the spice. Or mix half the spice with the flour, cook, and then use the other half of the spice seasoning.
Author Comment
Ali S. January 3, 2016
Thank you for catching! I've updated the recipe (no raw flour flavor, yuck).
Robin January 3, 2016
??so excited to try now!!! Thanks for the update.
Kevin N. December 30, 2015
Has anyone tried this with a hot air fryer?
aargersi November 12, 2015

Zoodle Zoodle Love The Zoodle even if its a potato. There. I said it.