Michigan Shoestring French Fries

I’m not sure if all of Michigan makes their french fries this way, but this method was a blast from the past for me. I remember having shoestring french fries in my childhood and haven’t seen them since, and no, you aren’t going to hear how many years ago that was!

I was blessed to spend some quality time with new friends and family at a local eatery by the name of Ronin in Royal Oak. The delicious sushi rolled out (no pun intended) to our table, then my eye caught this fantastic over-flowing basket of french fries headed straight for us. Needless to say, the restaurant and food was great, and the evening was one of my most lovely and memorable times spent with quality people.  I can’t wait to see Michigan again, I hope you get to visit soon!



Michigan Shoestring French Fries

  • Difficulty: easy
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Thin cut crispy potatoes fried to a golden brown.

recipe by Gourmetmarichef


you will need a mandolin style vegetable slicer or something similar to cut the potatoes
  • 5 washed and peeled Idaho potatoes
  • 4-5 cups of canola oil
  • salt, pepper, spices of your preference


plug in the electric fryer heating the oil to 375°
  1. Cut the potatoes with the shoestring attachment on your mandolin slicer.
  2. Place a small amount of potatoes carefully in the basket and lower slowly into the oil.
  3. Fry for a few minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Remove to paper towels to drain the oil and salt immediately. If you are spicing them, place in a parchment bag and gently shake in the spices while tossing around in the bag.
  5. Serve immediately.



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