Last month I went to a local arts and crafts fair and a woman had a cool homemade spiralizer that she made spiralized potatoes with and then put them in a huge cast iron pot of peanut oil. It was pretty much the best fries ever.
I wanted to recreate them using the Inspiralizer and my Air Fryer, and I was so pleased with the results!
1 or more yukon gold (or whatever kind you like) potatoes
truffle salt (or regular salt or seasoning you like)
Spray olive oil
First, you spiralize your potato. I used a yukon gold and was very happy with the results, but I'd say use the kind of potato you like (use a purple one!). On the Inspiralizer, I used the setting so it has no teeth pointing out, and slices chip-like spirals.
Yummy. As I've said before, what I love about the Inspiralizer in comparison to other spiralizers is that the center piece is so tiny that there is almost no waste (and there's no reason not to toss it in with everything else).
Spread out the spirals in the Air Fryer and spritz with oil (I used olive oil) and sprinkle with salt (I used truffle salt, because I'm fancy). Set it to 400 for 20 minutes.
I shook and tossed the chips every 5 minutes or so, and the above picture is after 10 minutes. I ended up cooking one batch for 20 and they got really nice and dark, and the batch pictured at the top of this post I cooked for 15. Sample, check on it, and make a judgement based on your preference. I also re-spritzed at 10 minutes... because it's just a spray of oil and it's still way less than fried chips so I'm not too worried about it.
I have been following Inspiralized on Instagram for a couple years after a friend suggested it to me. Even before I had the Kitchen Gadget Vegan blog, she knew I loved my gadgets and was so right because I love it. There are a lot of recipes are not vegan, but I love Ali's videos and demos showing how to use the spiralizer and getting other ideas of what to spiralize. Still, I have had a spiralizer for a long time that I was happy with, and didn't feel the need to replace it.
Stuff I've been spiralizing with my new Inspiralizer: beets, chayote (highly recommend), bell pepper, onions, butternut squash, cucumbers and carrots...
Then, during my mom's last visit we were talking about spiralizers and I was telling her about theInspiralizer and how I'd really like to get one, but I already have one. She said, "Well I've been wanting one, you could give me your old one and then you'd have an excuse to get the new one!" You don't have to twist my arm, mom!
My comparison is based on this basic 3 blade spiralizer I've had and used for at least 5 years (And I really like this one, I'm not trying to put it down. I'm happy to pass it on to my mom!).
Overall, I definitely see the Inspiralizer as an improvement on the older styles. I know Ali was making spiralized veggies for a long time before developing the Inspiralizer with that knowledge. As someone who has used various styles and been spiralizing for years too, I see the practical improvements that I look for as well. I recommend either of these products, with my personal preference for the Inspiralizer. I hope you try at least one of these and enjoy making veggie noodles!
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