Admittedly, you will need a special device to make the actual curly-cut fries for this DIY project (unless you're a knife wizard completely unafraid in the face of minor tedium). You can find devices of varying success anywhere from the $4 Curl Cutter to this pro-status Curly Fry Cutter, if you really want perfectly spiraled fries. If you just want to replicate the super crispy crunch of these spectacular fries, you can cut your potatoes into any shape you please!



  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup water, or as needed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • curl cutter


  1. Fill a bowl big enough to hold your potatoes with cold water. Slice your potatoes into either your classic stick-cut shape or with your curly cutter and put them in the water to keep them from browning as you prepare the frying oil.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. As it's heating, sift together your flour, salts, and paprika in a large bowl. Gradually stir in the water. The mixture should be thin enough that you can drizzle it from a spoon.
  3. Dip potato slices into the mixture and place them into the frying pan one at a time, not too close together to avoid clumping. Fry them until they're golden brown, remove them from heat, and drain them on a paper towel!

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  Photo Credits: Recipes 4 Living, Rada Cutlery