Potato Tornado (4/8/20)

From Better Homes and Gardens. Serves 3.
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  • 6 small yellow potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Using a sharp 8-10 inch skewer, pierce a potato lengthwise through the center. Repeat with another potato on the same skewer. Repeat with remaining potatoes.

On a cutting board, slice an angled slit at the very top of one potato. Keeping the knife in place, rotate the potato. The spirals will start to form. Try to keep the spirals as thin as possible. Once the spiral is complete, carefully pull the layers apart on the skewer. Repeat with other potato on the skewer and then with the other potatoes on their skewers.

In a small bowl, combine chili powder, sugar, cumin, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, and crushed red pepper.

Set the skewers on the edges of a baking dish so that the potatoes don’t touch the bottom of the dish. Drizzle potatoes with oil and sprinkle with desired amount of seasoning blend, rotating to cover as much potato as possible. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy, turning occasionally.