How to Make Applebee's Potato Twisters

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Applebee's Potato Twisters

Applebee's is a casual restaurant that offers diners a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. With this Applebee's Potato Twisters recipe, you can bring one of the chain's tastiest appetizers into your home kitchen. Potato Twisters can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish to nearly any meal or sandwich, such as Applebee's Chicken Fried Chicken. The restaurant serves their Potato Twisters with homemade pico de gallo and queso blanco sauce.

To get the spiraled effect of the Twisters as prepared by Applebees, you can use an Apple- Peeler-Corer-Slicer set on the thinnest setting. If you don't have an Apple Peeler-Corer-Slicer, use a mandolin, or a food processor with the thinnest blade.

Serves: 6

Start to finish: 30 minutes

ApplebeesPotatoTwisters.jpgFlickr: clotee_allochuku
Offered by Applebee's
Customer service phone 888-592-7753[1]
Served as Appetizer, side dish
Main ingredients Potatoes, oil, salt
Cooking method Deep frying
Similar to Potato chips
Author Katrina Robinson

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Applebee's Potato Twisters Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • Peanut oil, for frying[2]
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt[3]
  • Pico de gallo

Queso Blanco Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped[4]
  • 8 ounces white American cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped

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Applebee's Potato Twisters Recipe

  1. Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 375F.
  2. Peel and slice the potatoes as thinly as possible.
  3. Place the slices directly into cold water after peeling until you're ready to fry them.
  4. Fry your slices in batches for about three to four minutes.
  5. Once the potato slices are golden brown, remove and drain them on a tray lined with paper towels.[2]
  6. Sprinkle with salt.[3]
  7. Serve with pico de gallo and queso blanco (recipe below).

Queso Blano Recipe

  1. In a pan over medium heat, heat the oil.
  2. Add the jalapeno and onion to the pan and cook for about five minutes, until tender, then lower the heat to medium-low.
  3. Add the cheeses along with the half-and-half, stirring consistently until the mixture is completely blended and melted.
  4. Add the cilantro and mix together, then serve alongside the Potato Twisters.

Applebee's Potato Twisters Video

Watch this video to get some tips on how to properly cook your Potato Twisters.


  • If you'd rather make your own pico de gallo rather than serving store-bought, simply gather together four tomatoes, one medium onion, one jalapeno, a half-cup of chopped cilantro, salt and pepper, and a lime. Seed the tomatoes and then chop both the tomatoes and the onion coarsely. Squeeze the juice from the lime and combine all the ingredients together and enjoy![5]
  • If you don't have a deep-fryer, you can fry your potato twisters in a skillet. Simply add a few inches of oil to a skillet and fry the potato slices.

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