Travel Treats: Tornado Potatoes, South Korea

They say a dish’s shape and form can change the way you taste and enjoy their flavors. Some people will say sandwiches taste better when they’re cut into triangles. Other people prefer their potatoes boiled in wedges as opposed to being mashed up. In South Korea, however, it goes through a fun preparation method that is reminiscent of a curly fry on a stick.
Tornado potatoes are a fun dish that originated from the Soul of Asia. In its most basic form, it’s a potato on a stick that has been cut in a way that it resembles a corkscrew of starchy potato goodness. It’s as simple as sticking a softened potato into an 18-inch skewer, slicing it spiral style, pulling it apart, and then frying it to a firm, french fry-like hardness.
The fun thing about this potato-on-stick snack isn’t just the shape itself. It can be seasoned with a variety of powders, sauces, or spices to really customize the flavor to your personal preferences. Cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing, cinnamon, or even a sprinkling of salt can really change the flavor and really shift the way you enjoy your typical fried potato.