Potato Sticks: Delicious and Easy to Prepare!

Total time: 1 hr
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Potatoes are some of the most versatile ingredients you can have in the kitchen. Such a humble ingredient with delicious results. Fry them, mash them, boil them…the possibilities are endless! For this recipe, we boil potatoes, then mash them, creating a potato dough. The dough is cut into strips and fried until crispy. It’s an easy-to-make appetizer and can even be enjoyed as a side. Made with mashed potatoes, flour, and a few other simple ingredients, these crispy, golden-brown sticks taste and look amazing. Whether you're serving the potato sticks as a side dish or an appetizer, they are sure to be a hit with guests.


This recipe will work with any variety of potatoes, but Russet will work exceptionally well because of its starchy content.

Feel free to add your favorite seasoning to the mashed potato mixture.

Make sure to use an oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures. These include canola, peanut, sunflower, or corn oil. Don’t make your oil too hot—use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F.

If the dough is too soft to cut into sticks, you can firm it up by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes.

If you want, you can also cook the potato sticks in the oven and Airfryer, just note that they won’t be as crispy.

  • To cook in the oven: place the potato sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray with olive oil. Bake at 425°F/220°C for 40 minutes flipping halfway.
  • To cook in the Airfryer: place the potato sticks in the Airfryer basket and spray with olive oil. Bake at 400°F/200°C for 20 minutes flipping halfway.

How to Store Potato Sticks

The Potato Sticks can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the Airfryer or oven if you want them slightly crispy, otherwise, you can reheat them in the microwave.



Grated cheese
120g (1 heaped cup)
50g (1/2 cup)
Oil for frying

How To Make Potato Sticks

Peel and cut the potatoes. Transfer the potato cubes to a large pot filled with cold water. Bring to a boil, then boil for 30 minutes.

Mash the potatoes in a large mixing bowl.

Add the cheese, parsley, salt, garlic powder, and cornstarch.

Mix until all the ingredients are well combined. Then knead to form a smooth dough.

Transfer the dough to a clean working surface and roll it out.

Remove the edges from the dough to form a rectangle.

Cut it into 1-inch strips.

Transfer the sticks to the pot with hot oil

fry them until they are golden brown on both sides.

Serve the sticks in a small bowl.


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