So the other night whenever I made dinner (where the last three recipes have come from) I also made homemade fries and pub chips. Dad and I love making our own, even though it takes longer than throwing some from the freezer into the oven. But then you can season as you like and fries just taste better with the tater skins on- it’s just fact. I had never made chips before, but wanted to give it a try simply because I thought it couldn’t be too difficult. It worked well. I definitely suggest giving it a try if you ever time for it. Of course, making it just for yourself might not seem worth the trouble considering how long it takes to cook them- but when you’re feeling particularly bored or adventurous, give it a try!
- Cooking oil
- Mesquite Flavoring
- Pour cooking oil into a pan to get hot. We use a cast iron dutch oven. Pour in enough oil for the potatoes to float in.
- After the oil gets hot, wash your potatoes and cut them. For french fries, just cut them long ways. If you want to make pub chips, you’ll want to cut very thin rounds to fry.
- Put your cut potatoes in the hot oil- be careful, it will splatter.
- Cook the potatoes until golden and crispy. You will need to stir/turn them a little. And it is going to take a while.
- Drain on a papertowel.
- For french fries, season as you want with salt (and pepper- I love pepper!)
- For the pub chips, mix together salt, pepper, and mesquite until you like the taste. What I did was pour a small amount into a baggie, put the chips in the baggie, and toss. If you do this, you’re going to have to be very careful not to get too much seasoning in your bag or they’re going to be too strong in flavor. Might be easier to mix your flavoring and then sprinkle it on top.