Admit it! Curly fries are far more fun to eat than ordinary slap chips!
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup water, or as needed
1 cup vegetable oil for frying
Fill a bowl big enough to hold your potatoes with cold water.
Slice your potatoes into either your classic stick-cut shape or with your curly cutter and put them in the water to keep them from browning as you prepare the frying oil.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
As it’s heating, sift together your flour, salts, and paprika in a large bowl. Gradually stir in the water.
The mixture should be thin enough that you can drizzle it from a spoon.
Dip potato slices into the mixture and place them into the frying pan one at a time, not too close together to avoid clumping.
Fry them until they’re golden brown, remove them from heat, and drain them on a paper towel!