Culver’s Crinkle Cut Fries (Copycat) Recipe

Crinkle fries are an American classic side and they are simple to make. These golden brown wavy strips are perfect for any social gathering. The ideal homemade side for any meal. We suggest trying them with some ketchup.

Culver’s Crinkle Cut Fries (Copycat) Recipe

How To Make Culver’s Crinkle Cut Fries (Copycat)

This Culver\’s crinkle cut fries recipe is a classic. Deep fried until golden brown, these wavy strips are addictive in every crunchy bite.

Prep: 15 mins
Soak Time:: 1 hr
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 1 hr 40 mins


  • 2 lb potatoes, preferably Russets, peeled
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 5 cups water, up to 8 cups, for soaking
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, up to 8 cups, for frying
  • salt, to taste

For Garnish:

  • parsley, chopped


  1. Begin by cutting potatoes into ½ inch-wide strips using a waffle cutter.
  2. In a large container, submerge your fries in water. Add vinegar and toss slowly.
  3. Cover and set aside at room temperature for an hour. Submerging in water will prevent the potatoes from discoloration, while the vinegar will flavor your potatoes. Drain your potatoes and pat dry afterward.
  4. Heat your oil to 300 degrees F. Blanch your fires in batches until fully cooked inside but not crispy, roughly 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Drain strips and set aside, while you finish the other batches, then turn up the temperature to 360 degrees F.
  6. Deep fry in batches until your crinkle fries turn golden brown and crispy, roughly 5 to 7 minutes. Drain strips and set aside.
  7. Season lightly with salt then serve.


  • Sugar: 4g
  • :
  • Calcium: 79mg
  • Calories: 372kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 80g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 1956mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 66mg
  • Vitamin A: 9IU
  • Vitamin C: 90mg
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