curly fries recipe

curly fries recipe


so i’m running a copycat recipes contest at work right now, and someone on the forums asked for a curly fry recipe. i got excited. i went and bought a curly fry cutter on amazon!

and then i made a few batches of pretty terrible curly fries before i figured them out. but i need to tell you, these are THE BEST. they really do taste just like the ones at Arby’s. 😀



  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1(ish) cup water
  • 3-5 russet potatoes

curly fries ingredients


  1. cut your curly fries or regular fries using whatever method you like!
  2. fill a bowl with the hottest water you can get out of your tap. soak the cut fries in the hot water for 15-20 minutes.
  3. heat up some oil to 350 F.
  4. combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and cayenne in a large ziplog bag. mix well and then pour in the water and mix again.
  5. once the fries have soaked, pull them out by the handful and shake off the excess water.curly fries
  6. batter the fries and in mix you just made.
  7. fry for 3-5 minutes at 350 F, or until nicely browned and crispy.
  8. cool on racks and then eat!

curly fries


i didn’t have to salt mine after they were done frying – they were fine as-is.

the only caveat i give with these is to not over-fry them. it will dry out the insides and not make them any crispier. i really do recommend pulling them out at three minutes – that was perfect for me.


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