Saturday, February 22, 2014

Crunchy Fries

Chilli Garlic Fries

An exotic accompaniment that can add zing even to the plainest of burgers, it is the smart use of melted butter and chopped garlic that sets the chilli garlic fries apart from regular french fries. Sprinkle the chilli powder and butter-garlic mixture on the fries immediately after deep-frying and toss it well so that it coats the fries well from all sides. And… get ready for a real feast!

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Makes 4 servings


2 cups potatoes , peeled and cut into fingers
salt to taste
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
oil for deep-frying
1/2 tsp chilli powder

  1. Boil a vesselful of water with a little salt. Add the potato fingers and parboil them for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the butter in small kadhai, add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai, and deep-fry a few potato fingers at a time on a medium flame till they turn crisp and golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper, pour the butter-garlic mixture and sprinkle the chilli powder over it and toss gently.
  5. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  1. For really crisp french fries, use the variety of potatoes with a higher starch content popularly known as french fries potatoes/chip potatoes. In maharashtra, they are called talegaon potatoes.

Recipe Source: Chilli Garlic Fries

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