3 Fun Fried Potato Recipes

Whether fried, boiled, or mashed, potatoes are always a delicious treat! We'd go so far as to say that these versatile root vegetables are the perfect main ingredient for most of the best snacks. Of course, you can't talk about potato-based snacks without bringing up the potato chip or french fry, and it just so happens that we have some creative new fried potato recipes for you to try your hand at! These 3 terrific recipes will show you how to transform your taters into gourmet snacks, right at home. Munch on them by yourself or serve them at your next get-together – they're a real treat for the tastebuds!

1. Seasoned Accordion Fries

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

  • 1 lb potatoes 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • cooking oil for frying
  • 2 wooden skewers

Here's How:

1.1 For the seasoned accordion fries, start by cutting off the curved sides of the potatoes so that only rectangular pieces of potato remain.

1.2 Cut the rectangular pieces of potato into 2 slices, each about ½ inch thick.

1.3 Lay 1 slice of potato down lengthwise between 2 wooden skewers on a clean work surface. Make 10–15 evenly spaced vertical cuts very close to one another in the potato, stopping the cut once the knife hits the wooden skewers.

1.4 Flip the slice of potato over and make 10–15 evenly spaced diagonal cuts, once again stopping the cut once the knife hits the wooden skewers. Repeat this process with the remainder of the potatoes.

1.5 Cook the accordion potatoes for about 2 minutes in boiling water, then dry them off. Heat a pot filled with cooking oil on the stove and fry the potatoes until golden brown.

1.6 Stir together the garlic powder, salt, paprika, and oregano and season the accordion fries with the spice mixture.

2. Thin-Cut Parsley Chips

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

  • ½ lb potatoes, peeled
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • cooking oil for frying
  • vegetable peeler

Here's How:

2.1 To make the thin-cut parsley chips, wash and peel the potatoes, then use the vegetable peeler to cut the peeled potatoes into very thin slices.

2.2 Place 1 parsley leaf on ½ of the slices of potatoes, then cover the parsley leaf with second slice of potato.

2.3 Heat a pot filled with cooking oil on the stove and fry the thin-cut parsley chips until golden brown. When frying the chips, don't fry too many at the same time, or they might stick together. 

3. Skewered Spiral Potatoes

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

  • 3 potatoes
  • 3 stuffed olives
  • cooking oil for frying
  • ketchup to serve
  • 3 wooden skewers

Here's How:

3.1 For the skewered spiral potatoes, wash the potatoes and cut off the rounded sides, leaving rectangular pieces of potato. 

3.2 Cut each of the rectangular pieces of potato into smaller slices approximately the same size as one another, then stack the slices at 1 corner on a wooden skewer. Rotate the skewered slices of potatoes around the wooden skewer so that they look like mini spiral staircases. Heat a pot filled with cooking oil on the stove and fry the skewered potatoes until golden brown. Place 1 stuffed olive on top of each skewered spiral potato, and serve them with ketchup.

Potatoes can be so much more than just a side dish or filler. These stunning potato snacks will add some delicious variety to your snack game and impress whoever you serve them to!

Get the recipe for the Fancy Potato Snacks featured in the bonus video.

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