Taco Bell's Cinnamon Twists

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Rotinni noodles
(you must use a rice based noodle)
3 cups oil, peanut oil preferred

Cooking Directions:
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and mix well. Heat oil to about 500 degrees, be careful not to let the oil smoke. When the oil is hot enough, drop a handful of uncooked noodles, dropping only a few at a time. Deep-fry for 30 seconds. You will know when they are done because they will sink to the bottom and then resurface. Place cooked noodles on some paper towels so they can drain. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mix over them.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you know that 500 degree oil will do more than smoke!!!

Anonymous said...

No kidding. 500 degrees is hot. We get it. Duh.

Drahkk said...

500 degree oil will only have problems if you use the wrong kind of oil. The massive fryers in parfried food processing plants keep their oil at 425 to 475 all day long. Just make sure to use peanut, soybean, rapeseed, or some other oil that has been filtered and refined and you should be fine. Only oils like these can take the heat. Olive oil, regular vegetable oil, or any cold pressed, unfiltered oil will burn long before it reaches that temperature.

Anonymous said...

This recipe does not work!! I can't make the noodles puff up the like the "Taco Bell Twists".

Anonymous said...

Drahkk, where can I find this rapeseed you speak of?

Anonymous said...

This recipe i will try

Anonymous said...

the recipie will work, you just have to use the right kind of oil and noodles. My fiance' works at Taco Bell and he said that the twists come to the store in hard Rotini noodle form and they make them there.

Anonymous said...

The oil at Taco Bell temps at 350 degrees not 500, other than that the recipe is right on the money, and the only one I have seen online that is accurate.

Anonymous said...

rapeseed oil is actually canola oil. It isn't a very becoming name so they renamed it canola. Comes from the rapeseed plant which is actually extremely toxic and deadly. Only after being chemically altered can it be used! yummy huh? not good for you!...I would stick to your natural oils that can take the heat!

Anonymous said...

I work at taco bell also and this is how we make them there. I have not yet found the right noodles and I think they are better from the store myself. Enjoy though!

nancy said...

ok I have tried this and we cant get them to work!! I put the rice noodles in the hot oil and they just burn!! HELP what am i doing wrong???????????

Anonymous said...

god dam it! this recipe doesn't work! fuck!

Anonymous said...

You're not raping the seeds hard enough anonymous.

Anonymous said...

or you could just buy some Clancy's Cinamon Twists. even better than Taco Hell's :)

http://www.usa.aldi.com/us/html/offers/2867_13144_ENU_HTML.htm

Anonymous said...

Rotinni noodles is NOT what is used. Sure they LOOK like it (C4 explosive LOOKS like modeling clay, but they are VERY different). The "noodles" used by Taco Hell are actually corn starch based, not flour based.

Anonymous said...

Rapeseed = canola

Anonymous said...

come on people...if you actually believe that Taco Bell is freely gonna give you the recipe (SECRET RECIPE) you are dumber then dumb.no one in their right mind is not gonna give away secrets especially when it's working for them.i know cause i have a secret spudnut recipe and do you actually think i'm gonna give the SECRET RECIPE away? NO!!!! so again Taco Bell is posting a bogus recipe to throw you off.

Anonymous said...

I work at taco bell and this is right on. I just made them.

Anonymous said...

Are you supposed to cook the noodles in water and soften them before cooking them in the oil???

Name intentionally withheld said...

Can i get your spudnut recipe?!?!

Name intentionally withheld said...

Can i get your spudnut recipe?!?!

Name intentionally withheld said...

Can i get your spudnut recipe?!?!

Shift Leader said...

Hi! I am a taco bell shift lead. You do NOT want the oil to be THAT hot before you throw the noodles in! Our fryer oil at Taco Bell is NEVER hotter than 355 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, it is very important that you use a rice flour rottini noodle, using the semolina/wheat durum noodles or oil at 500 degrees could really hurt you! I would suggest using a deep fryer with a lid also for saftey reasons (sometimes the noodles pop). Other than that, this recipe is quite accurate.

Anonymous said...

www.tacobell.com/food/menuitem/Cinnamon-Twists

The taco bell site clearly says they are corn twists.

Anonymous said...

We're gonna try it tonight :)

VelvetFuzz said...

Haha, I just started working at Taco Bell and I was so surprised when I realized these are actually fried noodles! How weird!

Anonymous said...

Got a rice flour rotinni noodle.. oil is at the temp.. it fries thema nd they start to crackle but they never "grow" or expand like that of the cinnamon twists.. wondering if I am doing something wrong somewhere...

Anonymous said...

Most deep fryers only go up to 375

Anonymous said...

None of you know wtf ur talking about

Anonymous said...

Ok you are the dumb one here. First of all it's not a "secret recipe" that taco bell invented or something, it's just an item they serve even if they have rights to it, they're not the only people in the world who can make it. Also they sell the official taco bell taco meat seasoning at the grocery store for fuck sake. Lastly have you no concept of what a discruntled employee is?

Julie said...

Mr. or Ms. Anonymous, do you really have to use such foul language?

Anonymous said...

This thread is freakin hilarious..and Im starving!!!

Kimberlee Goyette said...

Here is my version I call them CINNACHIPS. [ Rice Paper sheets broken into pieces and deep fried at 375* for only a few seconds. Once they poof remove them and sprinkle with lots of cinnamon and sugar] (I buy the rice paper at Walmart in the Oriental foods section. The brand I use is the THREE LADIES BRAND)

Anonymous said...

Just buy them from Taco Bell people. What is all this fuss about. It cost you more to buy the ingredients than they would cost in at the Bell.

Rachelle Wilson said...

Actually it really is just fried noodles dude I worked there and made em myself

Anonymous said...

The taco bell website says that it is a corn based product. Try using Corn Pasta - Rotelli Style

http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Leepers-Organic-Rotelli-12-Ounce/dp/B000LKZ93W

Anonymous said...

Taco bell's website says that the cinnamon twist is a corn based product. Try using Corn pasta- Rotelli style. That should work.

http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Leepers-Organic-Rotelli-12-Ounce/dp/B000LKZ93W