How do you use a curly potato cutter?


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To use a curly potato cutter, place potatoes into the top portion of the cutter and turn the handle. The cutter automatically slices the potatoes into curls.

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Curly Fries

Curly fries are quick and easy to make at home. A curly fry cutter is a simple tabletop device that can cut potatoes into spiral shapes in mere seconds. This recipe for beer battered curly fries was originally featured on the Food Network and uses a curly fry cutter to make the dish.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 35 minutes


  • 3/4 lb. potatoes
  • 3/4 c. beer
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Vegetable oil
  1. Mix the coating
  2. Mix the beer, flour and seasoning in a small bowl. The mixture should form a batter.

  3. Heat the oil
  4. Pour the oil into a large, deep frying pan until the pan is half full. Turn on the stove and track the temperature with a deep frying thermometer. Keep heating the oil until the temperature reaches 375 F.

  5. Prepare the potatoes
  6. Place the potatoes in the top part of a curly fry cutter. Turn the handle to slice the fries into spirals.

  7. Coat the fries
  8. Coat the fries in the batter

  9. Cook the fries
  10. Deep fry the potatoes in the oil for six to seven minutes. If the fries start to stick together while cooking, separate them with a pair of tongs.

  11. Drain the fries
  12. Line a baking sheet with paper towel and place the fries on the sheet to drain them of excess oil.

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