Curly Fries Recipe (Arby’s Copycat)

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Recipes.net Team Published: October 21, 2020 Modified: April 6, 2021
Curly Fries Recipe (Arby’s Copycat)

Add a fun twist to the classic french fries with our Arby’s Curly Fries Recipe! You can skip the line to get these classic fries by remaking them at home. They’re inexpensive and taste as good as the original, if not better.

These flavorful fries are baked, not fried, thus making them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Also, they’re perfectly seasoned with spices that result in bombs of flavors. If you prefer your curly fries with a dip, you can even complete the ensemble with our easy homemade Arby’s sauce

What’s Unique About Arby’s Curly Fries

Many fast foods traditionally deep-fry their fries in oil. Arby’s, on the other hand, have switched it up and baked their fries instead. It’s healthier compared to the usual fry, and they taste amazing. Our version of the famous fries is well-seasoned with curly fry seasoning. It is then baked to perfection to achieve that fried-like crispiness. All without leaving the middle part undercooked.

Also, a piece of good news to those who are gluten-sensitive: We have made our homemade curly fries a vegan-friendly snack by substituting the binders. You can now enjoy this most satisfying finger food whenever you like.

As for its beautiful classic curl fry shape, using a twin curl cutter or a vegetable spiralizer will speed up the process. Now how do you make a curly fry without a curler? In case you don’t have one, we’ll also show you how to make this Arby’s fries recipe without it.

How To Make Curly Fries Without A Spiralizer

To make the curls, we only need two important tools, which are a skewer and a knife.

  1. Using the skewer, stick the point from the bottom of the potato until it peeks out on the other side.
  2. Then with your knife, slice the potatoes into spirals. Start from the bottom of the potato, rotating horizontally in an upward motion.
  3. Once you’ve reached the top, spread out the spirals before gently removing the skewer.,

The results might be larger than when you use a twin curler or a vegetable spiralizer, but they will still have that iconic spiral look.

The beauty of home-cooking is that you can avoid the unnecessary chemicals that most fast food has. It is a lot safer and cheaper. Even customizing your full meal is easier, too. Like how easy you can pair these fries with a scrumptious chocolate milkshake. Try recreating this recipe and have this comfort fast food right at home.

How To Make Arby’s Curly Fries Copycat

A batch of crispy seasoned curly fries has spicy notes from the cayenne and paprika, with hints of garlic and onion. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside fries are just what you need for the perfect homemade curly fries.

Prep: 35 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 1 hr
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • tsp salt, divided
  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tsp olive oil spray
  • 1 tbsp egg substitute
  • ½ tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • water

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Then add 1 teaspoon of salt into the boiling water.

  2. With a twin curl cutter, cut 7 ounces or about 2 cups of potato curls.

  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  4. Spritz a baking sheet with oil spray, then set aside.

  5. Transfer the potato curls into the boiling water, then cook for exactly 3 minutes.

  6. Drain the potato curls in a colander before setting aside to cool.

  7. In a bowl, combine the egg substitute, flour, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, and the remaining 3⁄4 teaspoon of salt.

  8. Mix until well blended.

  9. Add the potatoes into the dry mixture and toss until they are well-coated.

  10. Transfer the coated potatoes onto the baking sheet. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer.

  11. Lightly mist the potatoes with oil spray.

  12. Bake for 18 to 24 minutes, turning them halfway through until they’re crisp.

  13. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I also air-fry the curly fries?

You definitely can! Preheat your air fryer to 395 degrees F, then place your uncooked, seasoned curly fries into your air-fryer. Let them cook for 10 to 15 minutes, making sure to stir every 5 minutes to help them cook evenly.

What can I use in place of the egg substitute?

An egg substitute is also known as an egg replacer. These powders are commonly found in most supermarkets and online groceries. But if you have none at home, a simple mix of equal parts potato starch, tapioca starch and cream of tartar will work just as well.

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Conclusion

Make all-natural curly fries with our simple recipe that’s just like Arby’s! These curly fries have the same seasoned flavors and are just as crispy the way they’re served in-store. Try these out for your next party for a fun and light snack.

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  • mattdylan101
    mattdylan101 Great tasty fries! Not exactly like Arby's but just as good! Thanks for sharing! Reply

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