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Fully Loaded Tornado Potatoes Are Blow You Away Delicious!

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This recipe is gold! Before we made this, I had only ever had tornado potatoes at summer festivals...but now you can make them at home!

These Fully Loaded Tornado Potatoes are ridiculously easy to make, and with all the toppings piled on, they’re so good! These are perfect for a party - set up a little buffet toppings station for everyone to grab what they like, and get frying!

Shared Food


  • Potatoes
  • Canola oil
  • Salt

For the toppings:

  • Grated cheese
  • Bacon bits
  • Sour cream
  • Ketchup


  1. Cut a small slice off one end of a potato.
  2. Insert a bamboo skewer through the middle of the cut end, all the way to the other end of the potato.
  3. Using a small, sharp knife, start cutting the potato in a spiral direction, from left to right, cutting down to the skewer in one continuous cut.
  4. When done cutting, carefully separate the spiral, starting at the bottom, pulling down to space evenly along the skewer.
  5. Fill a shallow pan with enough oil to come about halfway up the potato when laid down in the oil. Heat the oil to 350 degrees.
  6. Using tongs, place the skewer into the oil. Let fry for a few minutes, then turn over. Fry until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Time will vary depending on size of potato and oil temperature.
  7. When finished frying, drain on a paper towel, salt immediately and top with desired toppings.