Crispy Checked Potato Fries

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I love all kinds of potato fries and try out different ways/ recipes for making them. I've posted 3 potato fry recipes so far- Spicy, Cheesy, and Crispy-Spicy.
I didn't go for a different taste this time, as soon as I learned how to make checked pattern on vegetables, such as carrot, potato etc, I had to make checked potato fries. Though the taste doesn't vary much but it looks nice and they're really crispy when you make thin slices. 

They're quite easy to make, won't take much time, the checked pattern looks nice, you'll enjoy the crispiness, so make some right away and I enjoy the crispy, fun snack :)
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Step 1: Ingredients

To make checked potato fries you'll need:

1) 3-4 medium sized potatoes,
2) Potato pealer,
3) Porcelain slicer with a zigzag blade,
4) Salt - for taste,
5) Unused oil- for frying.

Step 2: Creating Checked Pattern

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Peal the potatoes and wash them,

Now it's time to create the checked pattern, be very careful as the porcelain slicer is sharp,
Make the first slice, remember that the first slice of potato won't have a checked pattern on it,
After the first slice rotate the potato to 90 degrees and then go for the second slice - now every slice will have a checked pattern on it,

Before each slice you'll have to rotate the potato to 90 degrees to create the checked pattern,

Also try to keep the slices as thin as possible otherwise you won't get a neat checked pattern, besides the thinner slices become crispier after frying.

Step 3: Flavoring

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Now that you have the checked potatoes ready you can add any kind of flavor as you want.
I usually add a bit of salt for tatse before frying,
You can also try adding - garlic powder, chilli powder, seasoning salt etc.

Mix them and keep them in a cold place for 10-15 minutes.
jdrury26 months ago

Where did u get the aerated slicer. my daughter would love these

786Ayesha10 months ago

Congrats!Keep it up.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha10 months ago

Thank you Ayesha! I'll try my best :D

Congratulations!! You won :D

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya10 months ago

Thank you Tarun! :)

sabu.dawdy10 months ago

congrats dear :D

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sabu.dawdy10 months ago

Thanks hun!

faiza00710 months ago

congratulations muhna..!!i am really happy for you..! :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  faiza00710 months ago

Thanks so much sis! I still can't believe it :D

FahimChy11 months ago


Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  FahimChy10 months ago


primosanch11 months ago
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm...
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  primosanch10 months ago

Yes, they were crispy and yummy :p

simplebotics11 months ago
Going to try this!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  simplebotics10 months ago

I hope you like'em!

Wow!! Congrats for being a finalist :-)
I didn't even know u posted this. Guess I missed.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya10 months ago

Thanks Tarun!

No problem :)

786Ayesha10 months ago

Congrats! - your in finals

These look really tasty and the instructions/photos are great. Wonderful instructable!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  alannarosewhitney10 months ago

Thanks so much! yes, they were really tasty and crispy :)

sunshiine11 months ago

I wondered how these were made! they look very good! Makes me hungry!

Thanks for sharing!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sunshiine10 months ago

Thanks so much sunshiine!

no problem :)

faiza00711 months ago
now I can't control myself from making these..!! :D they look so tempting..!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  faiza00710 months ago

:) glad you like'em!

Ami970211 months ago

Make them again!!!....They were yummy :D

wilgubeast11 months ago

Those look awesome. Checked (or waffle) fries are delicious, and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I wasn't sure how they were made until I checked out your project. Thanks for sharing,

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  wilgubeast11 months ago

Thank you so much! I was super excited when I figured out how to make the checked pattern! love to share ideas :)

babybayrs11 months ago

they look nice!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  babybayrs11 months ago


HollyMann11 months ago

Those look really delicious - so thin they could be chips - the crispier the better - yum!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  HollyMann11 months ago

Thanks Holly! most of them turn out really crispy.

lindarose9211 months ago

I love when you post fried potatoes recipes, they all look soooooo good!!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago

Thank you linda! I'm obsessed with potatoes! (fries actually!), happy to know you love'em :)

AngryRedhead11 months ago

Love it!!! :D

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  AngryRedhead11 months ago


786Ayesha11 months ago

Mmm yummy! want some now.

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha11 months ago

Ohw, I really wish I could send you some!