I was a teenager the first time I had curly fries and fell in love with them instantly. Not only do they look so different from other French fries, but they were spiced up and that is what really made all the difference in the world. So recently I began scouring the internet for a recipe that would be easy enough to do at home but also just make your mouth water when you think about them.
There is no shortage of curly fry recipes out there, but for me I wanted one that had a bit of spice and smoky flavor to it. Plus half the fun is tweaking recipes to match your taste.
So I began with the standard salt, flour, garlic and onion powders, and then started searching for that little something that would add the desired bite. The answer was chipotle pepper and smoked paprika. It gave the fries a taste that is a bit different from the run of the mill homemade French fries.
- 3 large potatoes
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ⅛ tsp chipolte pepper
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 3 tbs flour
- 3 tbs egg
- 1 ½ tbs milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut potatoes into curly fries using a curly fry cutter, or cut potatoes into regular fries. (Peel or not peel, your choice)
Put potatoes into medium size sauce pan and add water. Bring to boil for 3 minutes.
Drain potatoes in a colander and rinse with cold water.
Dry potatoes and set aside.
Combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle powder and flour in a small bowl.
Whisk in egg and milk.
Pour fries into a large bowl and add seasoning mixture. Mix well.
Place fries onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping once or twice until fries are crispy.