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Tornado Potato


Images: superlocal (left) and shezzz (right), both from Flickr

That's the tornado potato, a new snack found on the streets of Seoul, South Korea: take a spud and carve it into a long spiral and deep fry it to a crisp. Yum!

http://www.poketo.com/hello/superlocal/?p=327 - Thanks pockette!


any idea on the method of carving? i want to try making them at work, i manage a chip shop, so i have lots of spare time lots of potatoes and lots of hot oil.

any ideas?
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We made these when I was a kid. We had a tool, it was a knife with a screw/corkscrew-looking thing at the end. You put the screw in the top of a vegetable and twisted it, so that the knife moved around and down. We made corkscrew shapes out of cucumbers, apples, potatoes, all kinds of things! Only the potatoes fried well, though.
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The snack that everyone is talking about oringates out of South Africa. The machine that turns them is called a Chipstix machine as is the snack that is created.
Spiros, butterfly spud, tortao, etc do not have them on the stick and yes they have been around for a while but they are the curly or spiral fries cut into a basket not onto a stick.
The snack / street food of Korea does not originate from there as it was developed in South Africa over a decade ago.

Chipstix Ltd offers Chipstix machines globally. Visit our site for further information www.chipstix.org
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