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Crispy Baked Curly Fries

January 31, 2020

Want to know the key to the perfect crispy baked curly fries? Just a few simple ingredients to make these spiralized potato fries that crisp up for the most delicious side dish or dinner party treat.

curly fries

Do you have a spiralizer? I vividly remember when I got mine… we were living in Canada at the time but I had the brilliant idea to ship it to Lee since I was going to be in the U.S. the next week. What I didn’t think through was that I might not be able to take a bunch of blades into my carry-on bag onto the plane… Shout out to C’s mom for shipping my beloved spiralizer home for me! Not my most brilliant move.

It’s since moved back across the border and into two different homes. I’ll be honest, I don’t use it as much as I used to now that the craze has died down, but zoodles and curly fries are definitely my go-to when I do whip it out!

So How do You Cut Curly Fries?

You need the magic tool: a spiralizer! I have had mine for over 5 years and am still just as in love with it. You start by cutting off the ends of your potatoes so a flat surface sits between both of the spiralizer ends. Select the blade you want to use (I prefer using the one with the larger triangles and spiralize away. Easy peasy.

Now let’s chat ingredients


Ingredients in Baked Curly Fries

These curly fries use just a couple simple ingredients!

  • large potatoes (stick to white or russet for the best results)
  • olive or avocado oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh herbs (my go-to is rosemary)


Tips for Making Curly Fries

To make these curly fries you need just 3 simple things:

1. Use the right potatoes – as I mentioned, white or russet are best because they’re starchier and hold their shape better.

2. DO NOT OVERCROWD – you’ll want to split your curly fries onto two trays. The more crowded they are the less crispy they will be

3. No need to peel – Just chop and spiralize to perfection.

4. Remove crispier fries and put back in oven the ones that need more time. Not all will cook at the same time so you need to watch them carefully.


Crispy Baked Curly Fries

Want to know the key to the perfect crispy baked curly fries? Just a few simple ingredients to make these spiralized potato fries that crisp up for the most delicious side dish or dinner party treat.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes.
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 large white or russet potatoes, washed & dried
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • optional: 2 tbsp chopped, fresh herbs i.e. rosemary or thyme*


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spiralize both potatoes (I use this sprializer) using the blade with the larger triangles.
  3. Using scissors or a knife cut the potato “strings” into smaller bite-sized fries.
  4. Add to a bowl and coat with olive oil or avocado oil.
  5. Spread out over two parchment-lined baking sheets. You will need to use two as you do not want to overcrowd potatoes.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Place trays in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, flip fries as best as you can removing any fries that have already crisped up*
  9. Bake for another 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove trays and serve hot.

*if you would like to add fresh herbs, sprinkle over fries in between baking so before you place them back in the oven for 8-10 minutes

Enjoy these recipes with your curly fries:


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  • Reply
    September 30, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Great recipe, thank you for sharing, I love curly fries.

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    Cassie Thuvan Tran
    February 6, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Now I need a spiralizing cutting device! I’d use this for ANYTHING–butternut squash, sweet potatoes, zucchini, beets, carrots, and kabocha squash–cook them the same way, and eat them like fries or noodles! I can totally picture this at a party with various dips–hummus or ketchup would be the best!

    • Reply
      Davida Lederle
      February 7, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      Totally worth the investment!

  • Reply
    Lzabel Goulart
    February 1, 2020 at 9:05 am

    wow…very good. thank you for sharing this recipe and tips. I love curly fries.

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    December 30, 2019 at 11:40 am

    your blog is thebomb.com thanks for the info i love curly fries and seeing as im broke a spiralizer will save me money hope you get a commission

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    Stephanie Scheid
    November 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

    After much experimentation, I’ve found that the best way to cook zoodles is also super easy! I put the zoodles in a colander in the sink. Fill my electric teapot with water and bring to a full boil. Pour the boiling water over the zoodles and let sit for a minute. Perfect!

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    Lori Riddle
    August 1, 2018 at 8:06 am

    My spiralizer was the best thing I’ve ever bought! I’m totally addicted to sweet potato fries, but will definitely be adding rosemary fries to the rotation!

  • Reply
    October 11, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I love zoodles. My two favorite ways are raw in a seasoned oil or cooked in an air fryer.

  • Reply
    Heather DiNuzzo
    May 12, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I made these but they burnt and I didn’t even cook the entire time. I wonder what I did wrong?

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      May 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

      I’m so sorry to hear that! Sometimes people’s ovens run hotter so you may need to watch yours carefully and adjust the time accordingly. Hope it goes better next time!

  • Reply
    April 5, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Mine turned out terrible. They were soggy and stuck to the pan. Flipping / tossing was impossible

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      April 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Ellyn. Sorry to hear you had trouble. Were you able to use parchment paper to avoid sticking?

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    February 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I love this idea and can’t wait to try it. I bought a spiralizer today and just used it for the first time to make a zoodles. They turned out fantastic! I read a tip (or maybe it was a youtube video… darn.. I wish I could find it to give credit to the person who posted it).. but anyway…. after she spiraled the zucchini, she put spread it out on a paper towel-lined baking sheet, sprinkled some salt, and put them in the oven on 200 degrees for 30-40 minutes. That got rid of most of the water and softened them. Hope that helps if you want to try them again.
    Thanks for the post!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      February 22, 2016 at 7:51 am

      such a great tip! I’m going to give that a try! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Reply
    January 15, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I love curly fries! I remember having them at the CNE as a kid and they were so delicious.

    Sorry to hear about your Amazon Prime charge, but rest assured you are not the only one with a $100 spiralzer. I bought mine in Toronto for $80 plus tax for a Westmark one. It just sits in the closet now, taking up precious storage real estate. I think these potatoes will help me get over my buyers remorse! *eats feelings*

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