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.
- 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
- Clean and peel the potatoes.
- Cut the potatoes about the size of your index finger.
- Boil the potatoes for 5minutes just slightly soft. Drain until dry.
- Place the potatoes into a plastic container and frozen them (preferably 24hrs)
- 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.
- 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.
- Once it's lightly golden brown, remove and drain with an oil absorbing paper. Drizzle with pinch of salt and vinegar. Served hot.
- Served in a pot-and it's called chips in a pot. :-)