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This recipe for perfect crispy shoestring fries only calls for two ingredients
These are the crispiest fries I've ever made.
Rebecca Reid
07.19.21

This ultra crispy fry recipe is the new go-to.

A super-easy, delicious potato strip recipe is making an impact on YouTube with nearly 2 million views. This 2-ingredient crowd-pleaser maximizes flavor and texture.

If you have potatoes and corn starch on hand, get ready for a snack that will completely satisfy your crispy, crunchy cravings.

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What are you waiting for? Grab those potatoes and start dreaming of that crunch.

You can use two large potatoes or 3-4 small. Choose a russet potato to maximize the starchiness.

Peel and cut the potatoes and place them in a pot. Fill the pot with water just covering the potatoes, add salt and bring to a boil.

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Mash the potatoes.

When soft, completely drain the potatoes and mash well. Try to smooth out any lumps.

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Corn starch is key.

Add 3 tablespoons of corn starch to the mashed potatoes. The starch will help to bind the potatoes and will give the final fry a perfect crisp.

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Season the potatoes.

To the mashed potatoes, add black pepper and salt. Feel free to add your own favorite spices to make this recipe your own.

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Knead the potato mixture.

Use your hands to knead the potato ‘dough.’ This will help evenly distribute the spices and corn starch.

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Time to roll out the potato ‘dough.’

Form the potato mixture into a small rectangle and place it between two sheets of parchment paper. Grab a rolling pin and gently roll it flat.

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Score the dough with a sharp knife.

Cut the curved edges of the dough away so you are left with a square or rectangle. Now you will be able to cut even strips of potato.

The strips should stay formed due to the corn starch addition.

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The potatoes are transformed into long, seasoned fries.

They should be thicker than a regular fry but will crisp up perfectly.

Variations of added seasonings could include garlic powder, rosemary, or chili powder. The flavor possibilities are endless.

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Grab your favorite cooking oil and get it ready for frying.

When the oil is hot, place the potato strips gently into the oil. They should immediately bubble up.

When you see a golden brown color, they are ready. Be careful not to over-crowd the pan so that the fries cook evenly.

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The wait is over. Time to grab your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy that perfect crunch.

It’s pretty obvious why this video has nearly 2 million views. The simplicity of the recipe along with its flavor and texture make this one for the record books.

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Seriously, what is better than taking a bite out of one of these golden beauties?

They will not disappoint and your friends and family will be blown away by the taste. It’s up to you whether you want to share this simple recipe or keep it to yourself.

See the video below to get the full, mouthwatering tutorial and enjoy!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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