Crispy Potato Rings Recipe

Crispy Potato Rings Recipe

30 Mins
5-6 People
10 Mins



The humble potato — a versatile vegetable that never fails to impress with its ability to transform into countless delicious dishes. One of my fondest memories involving potatoes is the first time I tried crispy potato rings at a local fair. The golden-brown rings were irresistibly crispy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside, making each bite a delightful experience. Since then, I've been on a quest to recreate that magic in my own kitchen, experimenting with different techniques until I achieved the perfect balance of crunch and flavor.




Chef Ajay Chopra's Crispy Potato Rings Recipe




  • 4 boiled potatoes 
  • 2 tbsp butter 
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic 
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes 
  • 2 tbsp refined flour 
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • 4 tbsp corn starch 
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander 





  1. Heat a pan and add butter to it over medium heat. Let the butter melt completely.

  2. Add finely chopped garlic and sprinkle chilli flakes into the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the garlic turns fragrant and slightly golden.

  3. Add refined flour to the pan and mix well with the garlic and chilli flakes. Cook for another minute, stirring constantly.

  4. Grate the boiled potatoes into the pan with the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly, ensuring all ingredients are well combined.

  5. Transfer the mixture onto a plate and spread it out evenly. Let it cool down completely.

  6. Once cooled, add corn starch and chopped coriander to the mixture. Mix well until evenly distributed.

  7. Shape the potato mixture into rings by rolling a small portion between your hands to form a cylindrical shape. Then, bring the ends together to form a ring shape. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  8. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or fryer over medium-high heat. Fry the potato rings until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per batch.

  9. Remove the crispy potato rings from the oil using a slotted spoon or tongs and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

  10. Serve hot as an appetizer or snack, paired with your favorite dipping sauce.


Enjoy the crunchy and delicious potato rings made with Chef Ajay Chopra's simple and flavorful recipe!




About the Recipe


Crispy potato rings are a fun and flavorful snack or side dish that are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike. Made from thinly sliced potatoes coated in a seasoned breadcrumb mixture, these rings are then baked or fried to golden perfection. The result is a crunchy exterior that gives way to a tender and fluffy potato center, making them the ultimate comfort food. Whether served as an appetizer, party snack, or alongside your favorite burger, these crispy potato rings are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.



Cooking Tips


1. Slice the Potatoes Evenly

For uniform cooking and consistent crispiness, make sure to slice the potatoes into thin, even rounds using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer.

2. Coat Generously with Breadcrumbs

To achieve that irresistible crunch, generously coat each potato ring with seasoned breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to ensure the breadcrumbs adhere to the potatoes.

3. Use Parchment Paper

When baking the potato rings, line the baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking and ensure easy cleanup.



Pairing Guide


Crispy potato rings pair well with a variety of dipping sauces such as ketchup, aioli, or barbecue sauce. They also make a delicious accompaniment to grilled meats, sandwiches, or salads. For a fun twist, try serving them with a side of creamy ranch dressing or spicy sriracha mayo.




Frequently Asked Questions about Crispy Potato Rings


  1. Can I make crispy potato rings ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the potato rings up to a day in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Simply bake or fry them when ready to serve.

  2. Can I bake crispy potato rings instead of frying them? Yes, you can bake the potato rings in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crispy.

  3. How do I ensure my potato rings are crispy? To ensure maximum crispiness, make sure to coat the potato rings evenly with breadcrumbs and avoid overcrowding the baking sheet or frying pan.

  4. Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes? Yes, you can use sweet potatoes to make crispy rings. Adjust the cooking time as needed, as sweet potatoes may require slightly longer to cook.

  5. Are crispy potato rings gluten-free? If using gluten-free breadcrumbs, crispy potato rings can be made gluten-free. Always check the labels of packaged ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.

  6. Can I freeze crispy potato rings? While it's best to enjoy crispy potato rings fresh for optimal texture, you can freeze them after they have been cooked. Reheat them in the oven or air fryer until heated through and crispy.

  7. How long do crispy potato rings stay crispy? Crispy potato rings are best enjoyed immediately after cooking for maximum crispiness. However, you can reheat leftovers in the oven or air fryer to revive their crispiness.

  8. Can I add different seasonings to the breadcrumb mixture? Absolutely! Feel free to customize the flavor of your crispy potato rings by adding herbs, spices, or grated cheese to the breadcrumb mixture.

  9. What oil is best for frying crispy potato rings? Vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil are all good options for frying crispy potato rings due to their high smoke points.

  10. How do I prevent my potato rings from becoming soggy? To prevent soggy potato rings, make sure to drain any excess moisture from the sliced potatoes before coating them in breadcrumbs, and avoid overcrowding the frying pan or baking sheet during cooking.