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Curly Fries Sell Like Hotcakes
If you're looking for a part-time money-making venture, you might want to consider making curly fries, says Dr. Bill Beyers, Oconee, Ill. Last year he made curly fries at a local church festival using a simple drill-powered device and they were a big hit. He says the unusual treat would do well at any local fair or festival.
  One potato will produce a plateful of curly fries, all connected to each other. According to the company that makes the curly fry machine, an order of curly fries sells for $5 in most areas.
  The concept of making curly fries is simple enough. The machine works somewhat like a small auger. An electric drill turns the cutter and cuts away a layer at a time from the potato, producing a plate filled with one long ribbon when it's done. The ribbon is then immersed in boiling oil.
  The company makes two models, both stainless steel, powered by 3/8-in. cordless electric drills (included). The Ribbon Potato Cutter mounts on a custom table and sells for $275 plus $20 S&H (U.S.). The Curly Fry Potato Cutter comes with an extra battery and charger. It mounts on rocker legs for easy operation. It sells for $349 plus $20 S&H.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ribbon Fries (ph 605 996-7637; bears rus@mit.midco.net).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1