Papas Cintas

Shoestring Potatoes

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves

    4 to 6

    ; Makes enough to garnish 12 to 14 fritas

Appears in


  • 3 medium-size russet potatoes
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • Salt to taste


Peel and grate the potatoes using either the coarse grater blade of a food processor or the largest holes of a hand grater. As they are grated, place the potatoes in a bowl of cold, lightly salted water so they won’t discolor. In a deep-fryer or deep, heavy skillet, heat at least 2 inches of oil to 375°F. Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels, then fry them in small batches until crisp and golden. As they are cooked, remove the potatoes with a slotted spatula, and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Keep the potatoes warm in a preheated 275°F. oven until ready to serve.