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Mini Tornado Fries with Dipping Sauce
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5 from 7 votes

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!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Original
Servings: 3
Calories: 168kcal


  • 1.1lbs / 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


  • 5 Wooden Skewers
  • Small Sharp Knife


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pop in the oven at 430f/220c for 20-30mins (depending on size) until golden brown, turning once throughout.
  • Remove from skewers and serve hot with your favourite dip!



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 - based on using 1 tbsp olive oil.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.12g | Protein: 3.37g | Fat: 4.65g | Saturated Fat: 0.665g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.545g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.287g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 1.3g | Vitamin C: 36.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg