How to Make Crispy Potato Sticks

Updated on August 23, 2019
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Melt-in-your-mouth crispy potato sticks
Melt-in-your-mouth crispy potato sticks

A Crunchy Appetizer for Parties and Guests

If you are looking for an appetizer to serve at a party—or a nutritious evening snack for the family—crispy potato sticks make a great choice. It is a scrumptious finger food that has a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Making this snack is easy and doesn't require much time. Potato, semolina, and fresh green coriander are the main ingredients. I served this snack to my guests, and they went gaga over my cooking skills!

Let me now share with you the detailed recipe.

5 stars for Crispy Potato Sticks

Cook Time

Prep time: 12 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes, boiled, peeled, grated
  • 1/3 cup semolina
  • 1 teaspoon rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oil, for the dough
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or as per taste
  • oil for deep-frying

Instructions

  1. Boil 1/3 cup of water. Turn off the heat. Add a teaspoon of oil. Add semolina. Mix once. Cover it for 3 minutes.
  2. Press the semolina and make it lump-free. Set aside.
  3. Boil the potatoes, peel, and grate them. Collect it in a mixing bowl. Add semolina mixture, rice flour, chopped coriander, chopped green chilies, and salt.
  4. Mix them together and make a moderate firm dough. If it is loose, add some mixture of semolina and rice flour to get the right consistency.
  5. Check whether you can make cylindrical shapes using the dough.
  6. Heat oil for deep-frying. Apply some oil on your fingers and pinch out some dough, make a round shape. Next, elongate it to get a cylinder shape.
  7. Put it directly into the moderately hot oil. Continue making the shapes and putting them into the oil.
  8. Meanwhile, turn them occasionally. Remove the potato sticks one by one as each of them become crispy and golden brown on all sides.
  9. Place them on an absorbent kitchen towel. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce. Enjoy!

Picture Tutorial

Step one: Boil water. Add semolina and oil as per instructions. Cover it for 3 minutes. Press to make it soft.
Step one: Boil water. Add semolina and oil as per instructions. Cover it for 3 minutes. Press to make it soft.
Step two: Boil the potatoes, peel and grate them. Add it to a mixing bowl.
Step two: Boil the potatoes, peel and grate them. Add it to a mixing bowl.
Add all other ingredients to the bowl as per instructions.
Add all other ingredients to the bowl as per instructions.
Step three: Prepare a soft dough. Check the consistency. If the dough is loose, add a mixture of rice flour and semolina. Mix well.
Step three: Prepare a soft dough. Check the consistency. If the dough is loose, add a mixture of rice flour and semolina. Mix well.
Step four: Make your fingers oily. Take a small portion of the dough in your fingers. Press it and make a round shape. Elongate to make a cylinder shape. Slide it in hot oil. Dep-fry it.
Step four: Make your fingers oily. Take a small portion of the dough in your fingers. Press it and make a round shape. Elongate to make a cylinder shape. Slide it in hot oil. Dep-fry it.
Make such shapes continuously and put them in oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Remove the ones that are crunchy and golden brown. Place them on an absorbent paper.
Make such shapes continuously and put them in oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Remove the ones that are crunchy and golden brown. Place them on an absorbent paper.
Crispy potato sticks are ready! Munch with a green chutney or tomato sauce. Enjoy!
Crispy potato sticks are ready! Munch with a green chutney or tomato sauce. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 148
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 32 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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