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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
    July 25, 2015 at 1:50 am

    What an amazing idea! I hadn’t thought of potatoes I just got my spiralizer too. Loving it so farh! 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      welcome to the grand ole world of spiralizing!! Enjoy 🙂

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        August 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

        For the zucchini noodles i make angel hair. Cook garlic onion and mushrooms. Add the zucchini and fresh tomatoes. A little soy and teriyaki

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          Davida Kugelmass
          August 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm

          Thanks so much! Sounds great 🙂

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    July 8, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Actually, these are pretty fantastic. I actually have a plan for poutine chips that I’m going to be doing tonight and was trying to decid what temp when I came across this but reading the post, I realize I might be able to help you. When I’m making zoodles, I curl them ahead of time and then sprinkle them with some good salt and let them sit in a bowl for at least a half an hour. It pulls the xtra moisture out of them into the air (especially if I’ve already turned my vent on), then I QUICKLY (high heat woo) stir fry them with olive oil before they go onto the plate, leaving the moisture behind.

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    June 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I was also one of those people who was disappointed with zoodles. I’m going to try bake them or boil them to give them less of a “Raw” taste. It just makes me feeling like I’m making salad. Perhaps I am just too much of a carbs fiend. So, of course, when I stumbled across this recipe , I was like… YES… YES!

    They were amazing, though I think I cut them too thin. Will try them a bit thicker next time. I’ve never had curly fries before but I’m converted! So was my husband… and my in-laws!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 29, 2015 at 10:53 am

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed! They’re by far my favorite food to spiralize. Glad I have another convert 😉

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    March 23, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    These are so incredibly creative!

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    March 17, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Came across your page by chance, looking for spiralizer recipes. Just tried it tonight, and it was delicious! Re: Amazon prime fees. Just contact Amazon through their website and request a refund. They will do it!

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    February 6, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I tried this recipe with sweet potatoes, and sadly, it failed. I decided to squeeze in a shower during the first 15 minutes of baking, and when I got back, they were completely burnt, and the pieces that weren’t burnt were underdone. Any tips on the difference in cooking time for sweet potatoes vs regular?

    I just got the same spiralizer and I’m in all kinds of love with it! Zoodles are super easy! Just put them in a bowl with some sea salt for about 30 minutes prior to cooking and the excess water will drain off (similar to prepping eggplant). Drain and rinse before cooking (and sautée, don’t boil). I’ve made a few dishes this way, and on my last one, my bf actually actually asked if I mixed in regular pasta. It’s perfect. Give it a try!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      February 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Nicole! Yes, this recipe definitely doesn’t work with sweet potatoes 🙁 The starch content makes baking times different and I find I need to soak my sweet potatoes in water to release more starch in order to get them crispy. To be honest, I’ve yet to get my curly sweet potatoes crispy! My friend Lee has a great recipe for them though (not crispy but still delicious!) and I recommend you check it out. Enjoy! http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/09/shoe-string-sweet-potatoes-sea-salt/

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    Alysia @ Slim Sanity
    December 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    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!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      December 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      it’s amazing! I even did butternut squash with it! I LOVE it.

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    Christine @ Ciao Veggie
    September 8, 2014 at 9:58 am

    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!

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    September 7, 2014 at 8:04 am

    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.

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    September 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    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.

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    Melissa @ Mango About Town
    September 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    On top of an awesome fry recipe this reminded me to cancel my free Prime subscription… haha

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    Sarah Grace
    September 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Such a smart idea to use a spirilizer to make the curly fries so crispy! Mmm!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

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