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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:40 pm

Hey everyone,

I was talking with some friends about spud guns recently, and they were saying, "what if you put a metal deicer in the front? 0.01 second french fries!"

And on that, I actually got to thinking, What if you actually made a gun powerful enough to fire a potato through a slicer, but weak enough not to rip off the slicer and send broken shards of sharpened metal shrapnel downrange...

What do you guys think? are you up to making fries out of a high velocity potato?

I think all you would need to next is make a deep fat frier target :wink:

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Anyone care to try it? I don't have any big guns at my disposal at the moment... but I want to see people try to put spud guns to culinary use :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:54 pm

This idea comes up every now and again. If you try searching, I believe there is a video link somewhere on the forum to someone actually trying to make fries in such manner.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:28 pm

People also shot a spud across stuff like chicken wire.
Some people failed and killed the wire, but one time I have seen a succes.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:42 pm

yep, its been done. The gun shot at a stainless mesh, hit a back stop, and fell into oil.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:44 pm

It's been done...they used a net of fishing line.

http://gizmodo.com/5099843/uber-tuber-t ... oka-system
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:16 pm

That is how real fries are made, they essentially have a stream of potatoes flying out of a firehose towards a grate.
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Unread postAuthor: suburban spudgunner » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:00 pm

Damn...I've always thought about doing that, but I've never seen anyone actually attempt it...
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:37 am

frankrede wrote:That is how real fries are made, they essentially have a stream of potatoes flying out of a firehose towards a grate.

Sounds interesting. I did some googling.

" The potatoes go through a centrifugal pump and are shot out at about 50mph (80 km/h) at some stationary blades which chop the tuber into what the industry calls "strips".

And you thought potato cannons were cool? "
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http://www.officialfrenchfries.com/docs/production.html
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