Sunday, 18 October 2009

Chips in a Pot

I can't deny that UK produces variety of really nice potatoes, be it for roasting, boiling, mashing, frying etc. On the whole, if you ever visit a pub in UK, most of the dishes come with a side serving of potatoes, like it or not.... refer to the comic below and you'll understand why British people are rather apologetic about their food :-) . Now you would understand what I call ''British sense of humor''.
I do like British potatoes, better still, locally grown. They tasted so good, these humble potatoes. I'm going to make the versatile fun food that everyone like. I got these tips from a friend of mine on how to make the perfect chips (or better known as French Fries), crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.

Potato Chips
  • 3-4 large potatoes (use variety that s good for frying - i.e King Edward)
  • oil for frying (I use olive oil [health conscious], but tasted better with some goose fat
  • salt and vinegar
  1. Clean and peel the potatoes.
  2. Cut the potatoes about the size of your index finger.
  3. Boil the potatoes for 5minutes just slightly soft. Drain until dry.
  4. Place the potatoes into a plastic container and frozen them (preferably 24hrs)
  5. Remove from freezer when you need to fry them. You might find that the potatoes are stuck together, thaw but not fully thawed until you're able to separate them.
  6. Heat oil in the deep fat fryer, once is hot and ready, drop in a small batch of potatoes, this will ensure that the frying temperature doesn't drop drastically and avoid the chip being soggy.
  7. Once it's lightly golden brown, remove and drain with an oil absorbing paper. Drizzle with pinch of salt and vinegar. Served hot.
  8. Served in a pot-and it's called chips in a pot. :-)
You'll like it's crispiness on the outside and moist on the inside.


susie lau said...

Well, first time to see chips serve in a pot. Anyway its cute....

Christine Toh said...

Hi Susie,

Yes a first for me as well, I find it cute too.

Ann said...

is this as good as the ones from the fish&chips shop near Tesco, Bar Hill? :D

Christine Toh said...

Hi Ann,

Try his recipes and you'll be the judge :-)