Potatoes is one of the vegetables that I use often to cook different meals with. But the most preferred way of cooking it, especially what my special-needs kid would never say No to, is to make chips, fried sticks.
I, personally, when order chips in a restaurant, I always go for the triple cooked, I just love them – they are crunchy on the outside, they are not too thick and soft, they are just amazing. But at home, my kids prefer the twice cooked chips and today I want to show you my way of preparing this dish.
I call them twice cooked (as opposed to triple cooked), because I fry them twice. If they have another, more appropriate name, let me know.
I think this recipe is easy to do and you get nice, crunchy on the outside, bust soft inside (depending how big you cut the chips) fried potatoes that go well as a side-dish or as a snack for your beer to watch the football game with friends.
Note, I don’t season the chips before cooking as my kids like them with different sauce. But you can always add salt and pepper and make them as you like them.
If you like sauces, like my family, which ones do you think go the best with chips? I, personally, like BBQ sauce with (almost) everything. My kids usually choose mayonnaise. What are your favourites? Let me know, just leave a comment below.
Try this recipe.
7-8 big potatoes
oil for frying
Peel potatoes, wash them and pat dry them
Cut them in chips/sticks, as big and as thick as you prefer
In a deep pot, heat the oil and place the chips, fry them a little bit
Just before ready, when they start turning colour, take them out of the pot and place them over kitchen paper to drain the oil
Freeze the chips
Next time when you like to have some nice, crunchy chips/french fries just heat oil in a pot and fry the chips for a second time until golden and crispy
If you have tried making chips, please share with me your recipe. If you have some suggestions and recommendations, just leave a comment below.
Wish you all the best!