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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

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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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  1. Did the spiralizer work well for the potatoes? I’ve heard that some of the cheaper spiralizers only work for the softer veggies like zucchini. But I guess my friend did try a sweet potato, which is way more dense than a white potato!

  2. LOL my entire motivation for ordering a spiralizer was curly fries and onion strings! I don’t even like zucchini! I am going to have to follow your blog now and see what other non-zoodle ideas you come up with 🙂

    So, you may have worked this out by now, but I am 99% sure you can cancel Amazon Prime at any point and get a partial refund? I also made this exact same fail once, also sending something to Amazon US when I was going to visit family there, but I got a full refund because I never used it after the payment was made! This was a number of years ago so they may have changed it but it’s worth a try!

  3. I’ve been on the fence about a spiralizer (do I reeeeally need one?) basically since I started blogging. This changes everything. I genuinely only thought I could/would use it for zoodles, and I’m happy to eat my zucchini sliced. Maybe Santa will bring me one so I can eat all the curly fries.

  4. I.want.these.right.NOW! At first I thought that these were zucchini fries, which are like my favorite ever…. but they look so yummy! I totally want a spiralizer and think I might put it on my Christmas gift list.

  5. I don’t do the white potatoes… but I’d be allover this with a sweet ‘tater! Love curly fries.

    As far as “zoodles,” I’ve never actually cooked mine. I just toss them with hummus or whatever sauce I want before adding any other veggie or protein I’m eating. So good!

  6. Why have I never thought of doing this with my spiralizer?
    Your story sounds like something I would do.

  7. Can you come over and make these for me (I’ll provide the spiralizer so TSA doesn’t confiscate it… omg I have to tell you about how I got confiscated out of security on Friday!) and I’ll provide the wine? K thanks. See you in a few hours.