Thursday, January 31, 2013

Time for Super Bowl Snacks: Make Your Own Spiral Chips & Onion Strings with the Turn of a Crank!

Try this fast, simple technique for seasoned, crispy potato strings & ribbons the next time you want a salty, tasty snack.

You can change up the seasonings to be more spicy to your liking.  This spiral slicer is one of two I own. The other is a smaller version with only two slicing options, but it is worth having in your gadget collection.
They both work on manual have to hand crank.

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Paderno Spiral Slicer (see Amazon link below)

Place a washed potato onto the corer end to left of the machine.
Then slide the other end of the potato onto the gripper teeth  on the side with the turn handle.
One of three blades.

Thin slice blade; good for string potatoes or string onions that
can be battered and fried.

Today though, I am going to bake  these string potatoes.
Halfway through slicing I took the potato off to show you the core that
will be left after you have spiraled the potato.

The box shows the ways you can use this gadget with other blades
with different vegetables.

Thicker slices of the same potato.

I placed the two sized spiral slices in a bowl.
Added 1/4 cup olive oil and coated them.
 In a small bowl I added 1/4 tsp. chili powder,
1/8 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. kosher salt.
Add these seasonings to the oiled potatoes.

Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Spread the seasoned potatoes evenly (even the cores).

Bake for 20 - 25  minutes in a pre-heated 400 degree oven.

Comes apart for easy cleaning. Blades can be stored
right inside of the gadget..

Twenty minutes, golden brown.

Twenty five minutes, a little more brown and a little more crispy.

Serve warm with ketchup.


  1. Can you reccomend a "Toy" to make Cucmuber noodles?

  2. Either one of these spiral slicers will do the job.

  3. I ordered the Paderno~~~I haven't ordered anything in many moons, so
    I thought I would play with it for awhile and pass it on to a family member. Let me know when the credit shows up, so I know I did something right for a change.


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