Curly fries are french fries but in a twisting spiral shape. It is made from potatoes, and are cut using a specialised spiraliser or spiral scissors.
It is then deep-fried in high-temperature oil and is sometimes seasoned with sprinkle powders such as garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt, or some other flavoured powders. When served, it is commonly presented with dipping sauces. The most favoured dipping sauces for the fries are ketchup, ranch dressing and sour cream.
It is pretty common to find it in fast-food chain restaurants, food stations or outlets and restaurants. One may even find a frozen pack of fries, ready to be fried and prepared at home at the grocery or department stores.
It is almost as best selling as the regular french fries and criss cut fries.
Though the exact inventor of the fries still remains unknown to everybody, it is believed that this heavenly fries has been existing since the 19th century. It is also believed to be a form of the industrial product. In 1985, a Washington company called Taterboy unveiled its so-called “innovative product”, which was the curly fries.
However, it was not until 1988 that the fries finally was introduced to the global market. A note worth mentioning is that the first-ever mass production of the well-known fries is by the famous frozen fried food company, Simplot.
Simplot changed the game of curly fries when they introduced it with their specially curated seasoning blend.
Ever since then, many factories and eateries have started to follow suit, gradually increasing and expanding the seasoning and sauce choices due to the increasingly higher demands and competitive market strategies from various food companies.
How Different Are Curly Fries?
On the contrary to regular french fries, curly fries usually has a golden-brown and crispier layer on the outside, and with a hint of spiciness.
Unlike french fries, which are usually just deep-fried in a deep pot of high-temperature oil and then salted, curly fries can have many ways of eating, especially with the various choices of dipping sauce the market has to offer in recent years.
When cooked, the fries are often heavily sprinkled with strongly flavoured seasonings such as garlic powder and onion powder. Also, it is widely well-received worldwide due to its spiral shape.
A serving of generic curly fries is estimably to be around 100g. A serving of 100g fries contains about 190 calories, in which 63 calories are from its saturated fats, which also places the saturated fats calories to be at roughly 33.2% from the overall total calories.
Where To Get Your Hands On The Yummy Fries?
Thanks to the fast-paced food industry and advertisement efforts in the recent era, you may find the fries in almost everywhere in Malaysia. The most notable restaurant that served this spiral fried potato is undoubtedly McDonald’s.
However, there are a few places that serve them too! Lucky for you, here is a list of where you can get your hands on the famous fries.
- Giant ( Frozen )
- Tesco ( Frozen )
- Mydin ( Frozen )
- McCain Potatoes ( Frozen )
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Also, you can read about different kinds of fries like the most commonly found french fries, and if you’re a sweet tooth, the sweet potato fries.
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