Tornado Fries Recipe




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Tornado Fries Recipe, King Kong Milk Tea

Tornado Fries Recipe

There are seemingly never-ending ways to enjoy the humble, delicious potato. It’s amazing how small changes in cutting or cooking techniques can transform spuds into new and exciting dishes. If you have never tried tornado potatoes (aka spiral potatoes), you’re in for a real treat. With just a skewer and a sharp knife, you can create a side dish that’s fun to make and eat, with tons of nooks and crannies to season with all your favorite spices.

How Do You Spiralize Potatoes by Hand?
While spiralizer tools have been all the rage for several years now, it is possible to spiralize a potato by hand for this recipe.

Start by running a long wooden skewer through the center of a medium-sized Yukon gold potato. If you are having trouble pushing the skewer through, you can microwave the potato in 15-second increments to soften it slightly.
Next, hold your knife at an angle and turn the potato around the knife, rather than trying to move or guide the knife itself. Start at the top and slowly work your way down the length of the potato until you hit the other end.
Carefully pull apart the potato along the length of the skewer to reveal the spirals.


  • 2 medium Yukon potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter(60 g), melted
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese(100 g), plus more for serving
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
  2. Microwave the potatoes for 1-1 ½ minutes, then leave in the microwave for a few minutes to cool down and soften. Insert a wooden skewer into the bottom of each potato and gently push it all the way through the top. Working in a spiral motion from one side to the other, hold a sharp, thin knife at an angle and cut in the opposite direction you are turning the skewered potato, cutting all the way down to the skewer.
  3. Take your time and work to make thin, even spiral all the way down the potato.
  4. Gently fan out each potato down the length of the skewer, until you have even gaps between the slices. Brush the melted butter all over the potatoes.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and salt. Place each skewered potato over the bowl and sprinkle half of the spice mixture over each potato until they are entirely coated. Carefully set the potatoes on a baking pan, letting the skewers rest on sides of the pan so that the potatoes are suspended.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until nicely browned. Garnish with additional Parmesan and parsley. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy!


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