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i want to make fries in curly and shoestring shapes.
i've googled it and can't figure out what would be the closest home appliance to do this.

for curly an apple spiralizer by the japanese manufacturer doesn't seem to get the right thickness (judging from photos).

am i best off getting a mandoline and using the julienne blade for shoestring ones?

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  1. There is a crinkle cutter for potatoes. Not sure where to find one, but they are not uncommon.

    Edit...found one. expensive as hell though. Almost $4 :-)

    http://www.kitchenniche.ca/crinkle-cu...

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    1. re: margshep

      a bit out of my price range ; p

      am i better off getting a mandoline or something like this for julienne type fries:
      http://www.simplygoodstuff.com/swissc...

      1. re: midtownDiner123

        I'm sorry, I don't know. I cut everything with a chef's knife so never used any gadgets like that. The crinkle cutter just came to mind. Never owned one. Sorry, not much help but others will be, you can be sure of that.

        1. re: midtownDiner123

          The julienne peeler looks like it might make much too thin a cut (which would probably be pretty flat, too). With a mandoline, you can determine the thickness of the cut you make.

          1. re: Caitlin McGrath

            what are good brands for a mandoline? people seem to really like the benriner as it does the job effectively and not too pricey. safety is a major concern of mine with these bc i'm a klutz.

            that's a good point. thanks margshep!

      2. I have a Food Processor with shoestring fries disc, makes easy work .