Arby's Curly Fries are the perfect blend of crispy fried potatoes and mouthwatering seasoning. This is the best Arby's Curly Fries recipe you will find!
Growing up in a smaller town in Michigan, we didn't have that many fast food options. Arby's was one of the few places, and it was probably one of the first fast food restaurants I had ever tried. I LOVED their Curly Fries, so coming up with this recipe made me feel like I hit the jackpot.
Now, there are a few tricks to getting Copycat Arby's Curly Fries perfectly cooked, but with a little effort you can make these all the time at home! It is even possible to prep these and then freeze them in big batches so you have them ready to go whenever you need them.
Using a spiralizer that has a thick setting is also key for getting a thick enough curly fry. I have found two different ones that work well.
I used the KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Spiralizer, which yielded the perfect Arby's Curly Fry shape, however, I have researched and found that this Potato Slicer and Corer also has positive reviews for the curly fry shape.
Tools for making Copycat Arby's Curly Fries:
- Using the KitchenAid Spiralizer attachment makes this recipe really simple! The Potato Slicer and Corer can also get the job done in a pinch!
- You need a decent sized frying pot to get these bad boys fried up. I like using a pasta style stock pot to fry things, but you could also try making these in the air fryer (and if you do, let me know how it goes!).
If you like COPYCAT RECIPES as much as I do, you might be interested in these:
- Copycat Big Mac Sauce - perfect for burgers or dipping!
- Copycat Zaxby's Sauce
- Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce
- Copycat Outback Bloom Sauce and Bloomin' Onion Petals
- Copycat Big Mac Salad
- Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas
- PF Changs Spicy Green Beans
- 2 medium russet potatoes
- 6-10 cups vegetable or canola oil
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 5 TBS paprika
- 2 ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups water
Cut the end off the potatoes so they are flat, one at a time, spiralize each potato.
Fill a large bowl with hot water (from the tap is fine, just make it hot), place the spiralized potatoes into the bowl, and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Strain
Preheat oil in a deep fryer or large pot (high sides are key here). Oil temp should be about 375 degrees, and if you put it at medium heat for about 5 minutes you should reach this temp.
In a bowl, make your batter: mix all dry ingredients with a whisk. Add water, then whisk until combined.
Dip the potato slices into the batter, and then set onto a rack over parchment paper (for easy clean up), to let the extra batter fall off. Once they are all coated, place them into the preheated oil, careful not to crowd the pot/deep fryer- do it in batches. Fry for 4-5 minutes, then remove and place onto a paper towel lined baking sheet. Finish frying all the potatoes.
Serve fries with ketchup or your favorite sauce - like copycat Zax sauce!