This post is going to be a little bit strange, because I'm going to share you a recipe to tell you in the end that sucks. Yes, that's right!
A few weekends ago, my boyfriend and I were watching "Masterchef Australia". I haven't seen it before, so I thought it was so funny that they had lessons, and they share to the public a lot of nice tricks for cooking. And recipes! So they where teaching how to made the best, the tastier.....fried potatoes. A thing so simple as chips. We ended the program with so hungry for chips, that we promissed that we would try the nice trick that they showed. You wouldn't imagine the disappointment we had when we did it.The (not) best fried potatoes
- Potatoes (has much has you like)
- Peanut or Sunflower Oil
1 - Wash, clean and cut the potatoes in the form of thoothpicks ( I like them thing but in this recipe they made really large toothpicks, like a potatoe made 4 toothpicks).
2 - The only really good trick they taught, that I wasn't aware of it was: vegetables that grow under the soil when you want to cook you have to add it to cold water with salt; vetegables that grow above the soil have to be added to hot water. So, potatoes you need to put it in the pan with cold water and salt.
3 - Cook the potatoes until the first bubble of the boilling appear. Then take it from the stove.
4 - Wash the potatoes with cold water, and clean them. Put them in dish/rack and take them to the fridge. Let them for about 15-20 minutes.
5 - When they are ready, you have to add them to the oil already hot at the temperature of 163 ºC (325 F).
6 - They are ready when they form a crust, they don't need to be golden, only when they look like crusty.
And here it is the final result....
You know what I realize? There is nothing like the traditional food and the food of our grandmother's. Nothing like the normal french fries, or in thin thoothpicks, or in slices. So you can try, and you can have better luck then we had. But I won't to it again!