I've posted this recipe as well--I believe it's originally a Paula Deen creation, but can't say for sure. Shoestring fries are indeed what she uses. The dip is delicious--totally addicting! Just be cautious when sprinkling the Ranch mix on the fries--it doesn't seem like much, but mine came out a bit salty the first time around. I really hope people try these--they are soooooo much better than the plain fries with traditional fry sauce!