Oven-Baked Curly Fries

These oven fries crisp up without the greasy mess of deep-frying. Plus they're a bit easier and faster to make than traditional hand-cut fries thanks to the quick work of the spiralizer. Just watch the thickness: cut too thin, the fries will burn easily.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pound russet potatoes (2 medium or 1 large)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Clean potatoes and peel, if desired. Using a medium spiralizer blade, spiralize the potatoes. Cut the spirals into 3-inch lengths. Place in a bowl of cool water and let soak for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. Drain the potatoes and pat dry. Place the potatoes back in the dried-out bowl and add oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, pepper and salt; toss until the potatoes are well coated.

  4. Divide the potatoes between the baking sheets, spreading into as single a layer as possible. Place both pans in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Stir the fries and remove any that are golden and crisp. Continue baking the remaining fries, stirring and removing any fries that are done every 5 minutes, until all the fries are crisp, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Baking time will depend on the thickness of your spiralized potatoes.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1 and let potatoes soak in water for up to 2 hours.

Equipment: Spiralizer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
7g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 204IU 4%
Vitamin C 13mg 15%
Folate 32mcg 8%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 54mg 13%
Potassium 962mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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