Tornado potato

Tornado potatoes (Korean: 회오리 감자; hoeori gamja), also called twist potatoes or tornado fries,[1][2] are a popular street food in South Korea,[3] originally developed by Jeong Eun Suk of Agricultural Hoeori Inc.[1][4] It is a deep fried spiral-cut whole potato on a skewer, similar to a French fry, brushed with various seasonings such as onion, cheese, or honey. Some varieties have spliced sausages in between.[5]

Tornado potatoes
Alternative namesTwist(ed) potatoes, tornado fries
Place of originKorea
Main ingredientsPotatoes, cooking oil
Korean name
Revised Romanizationhoeori-gamja

See also


  1. "Twist potato(Pd No. : 3060030)". buyKOREA. KOTRA. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  2. Kuban, Adam (27 June 2009). "The Tornado Potato Touches Down in the U.S." Serious Eats. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  3. Adeline, Tay (2016). "Singapore's "Snackscapes"". In Kong, Lily; Sinha, Vineeta (eds.). Food, Foodways and Foodscapes: Culture, Community and Consumption in Post-Colonial Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific. p. 45. doi:10.1142/9416. ISBN 978-981-4641-21-0.
  4. 최, 혜령 (16 May 2016). "'회오리감자' 특허취득 개발자, 길거리 유사품 막지 않는 이유는…" [The patent owner and creator of 'Tornado potatoes' won't stop copycat street products because...]. The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. Chakraborty, Shruti (3 April 2016). "Seoul Food: Hitting the streets in search of Octopus". The Indian Express. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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