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Mini Tornado Fries

These Mini Tornado Fries are such good fun to make. Most importantly they taste absolutely delicious too! Just a few ingredients that you’ve probably got knocking about in the cupboards and you’ll be well on your way to making your funkiest fries yet!Hungry now?  Jump to Recipe

I know, could these fries be any more ‘extra’ if they tried? Like, can we not just eat normal fries anymore? The answer is no, no we cannot. I want fries that look like slinkies and I want them now.. But seriously, look how cute they are!

Mini Tornado Fries with Parsley

You must have seen those giant tornado potatoes out and about? I actually first came across them at a market, huge things they were! Dipped in a deep fat fryer and slathered in a powdery seasoning.

Anywho, even if you have no idea what I’m taking about, you’re looking at a mini, much healthier and tastier version (eek, am I allowed to say that?).

I did wonder at first how these tornado potatoes were made, but after a little experimenting and some common sense I realised how easy it was. And what’s best is that they do not have to be made in a deep fat fryer!

How To Make Mini Tornado Fries in the Oven

How to make Mini Tornado Fries

 Voila, mini tornado fries!

All jokes aside these little beauties are actually really delicious. I quite often roast my potatoes with rosemary & garlic and these were no exception. I was quite conscious of this recipe falling into the ‘novelty’ pile so I’m confident in saying they’re packed with flavour.

The texture should result in a really crispy, crunchy finish too!

Mini Tornado Fries Fresh Out The Oven

When it comes to what to serve these fries with, I usually just go with a pot of my favourite dip.

And trust me, they’re are insanely good for dipping. The way they’re shaped means they collect about 1000% more dip than your average fry (genuine statistic).

Sure, you could have these for din dins, but I’m getting vibes of a gathering of friends munching on these fries alongside another few appetizers. Ya feel me?

Mini Tornado Fries with Dipping Sauce

Okay that’s certainly enough from me, I’ll let you tuck into the recipe!

How To Make Mini Tornado Fries (Full Recipe & Video)

5 from 7 votes
Mini Tornado Fries with Dipping Sauce
Mini Tornado Fries
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

These Mini Tornado Fries are such good fun to make. Most importantly they taste absolutely delicious too! Just a few ingredients that you've probably got knocking about in the cupboards and you'll be well on your way to making your funkiest fries yet!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Original
Keyword: Tornado Fries
Servings: 3
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 1.1 lbs (500g) Baby Potatoes (approx 20)
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic, unpeeled & crushed
  • few sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
  • drizzle of Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Parsley, to serve
'Non-Food'
  • 5 Wooden Skewers
  • Small Sharp Knife
Method
  1. Pierce one of your potatoes at the bottom and twist through the centre until it reaches the other side. Starting at the tip, begin slicing in a downward spiral, making sure the knife stays touching the skewer at all times. Gently spread the potato apart, making sure it doesn't tare. Push down to the bottom of the skewer and continue with 2-3 more potatoes, depending how many will comfortably fit. Repeat for all skewers.

  2. Spread out your Rosemary and Garlic on an oven tray. Lay your skewers on top and coat with Oil, Salt and Pepper. Twist a couple of times to make sure all surfaces are covered.

  3. Pop in the oven at 430f/220c for 20-30mins (depending on size) until golden brown, turning once throughout.

  4. Remove from skewers and serve hot with your favourite dip!

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Skewers - Be careful when initially pushing through the skewer in each potato. As mentioned in the recipe you'll get a better result by gently twisting it instead of forcing it through.

 

b) Uniformed spuds - Try and get similar sized potatoes so they cook at an even rate. If there are some discrepancies in size at least make sure each skewer have similar sized potatoes. That way you can take out the skewers that cook quicker.

 

c) Calories - Calories based on 5 fries. Whole recipe calories based on 1 tbsp Olive Oil.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Tornado Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For more delicious fries check out my Truly Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries!

Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    February 20, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Oh wow.. These are so cute. My kids would love these.. Oh they would be perfect to serve for weekend parties in summer ! SO pretty! Saving for later.

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 20, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks, Veena! Weekend summer parties are the vibes I’m feeling too!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ
    February 20, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    These look AMAZING! Fries are definitely a weakness of mine and these look perfect for dipping. Trying this real soon 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      Ugh, I know what you mean. Fries have always been my weakness!! Awesome, enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kaitlyn
    February 20, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Those look so good!

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 21, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Thanks, Kaitlyn! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    February 20, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    OMG! Those fries look absolutely marvelous and I would not be sharing any with my family. What a brilliant idea to use the mini potatoes. I am going to buy some when I go shopping next time and give it a try!

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 21, 2018 at 9:53 am

      ‘I would not be sharing any with my family’ – too relatable haha.

  • Reply
    swathi
    February 20, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I need to try this my kids loves potato fries, these are so cute, Great with dipping and perfect as party snack.

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 21, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Yup! Perfect party snack! Thanks Swathi 🙂

  • Reply
    Inspiresn
    February 21, 2018 at 12:12 am

    wow looks so good and must taste even better! photography is amazing!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 21, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply
    Tina
    February 21, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Oh my heck! I love this, especially the video, which was very helpful because I couldn’t picture how to cut the potatoes. I’m definitely going to make these, thank you!

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 21, 2018 at 9:55 am

      Great to know you found the video useful! Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  • Reply
    Marie
    February 21, 2018 at 4:01 am

    I love the shape of these fries and they look absolutely delicious. Fries are my snacking weakness. I need to make a batch of these soon.

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 21, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Fries as my weakness too! (as you can probably tell). Enjoy, Marie!! 🙂

  • Reply
    cakespy
    February 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Oh dear god I need to stuff my face with these

    • Reply
      Chris
      February 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      Haha! Same!!

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