These funky and posh chips toppings raise the bar for homemade chips but are equally delicious with roast potatoes.

 

Total Time            20 min

Serves                4

 

Ingredients
  • 4 large potatoes
  • Vegetable oil for deep- frying

Funky Chips

  • 1 clove garlic
  • A few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley

Posh chips

  • Truffle oil
  • 8g Parmesan Cheese

 

Directions
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into 1 cm thick chips. Parboil the chips in boiling salted water for 8 to 10 min, or until soft but keeping their shape. Drain in a colander and leave to steam until completely dry – this is very important before frying.

 

  • Heat a deep- fryer to 180°C or fill a deep saucepan to three- quarters full with vegetable oil over a high heat. For safety, clear the kitchen and never leave hot oil unattended. To test when the oil has reached the required temperature, drop in a cube of bread- at 180°C it will turn golden in 10 sec. carefully fry the chips, in batches, until golden crisp. Drain on kitchen towel then sprinkle with sea salt.

 

  • If you’re feeling funky, peel and thinly slice the garlic and pick and finely chop the parsley and carefully mix with the hot chips. Or if you’re in a posh mood drizzle them lightly with truffle oil and finely grate over the Parmesan. Serve nice and hot
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