Chips with Gravy

Chips of the World – Canada – Poutine

Chips with Gravy   Ingredients

  • 1 packet of McCain Superfries Crinkle Cut
  • 220g of cheese curds or baby bocconcini – quartered
  • Thick gravy to serve
  • Roughly chopped flat leaf parsley to serve

Method

  1. Cook McCain Superfries Crinkle Cut as per packet instructions.
  1. Remove chips from oven and place them onto a serving platter, ladle gravy over the chips, sprinkle with cheese and parsley and serve immediately.
Potato Chips and Mussels

Chips of the World – France – Pomme Frites and Mussels

Potato Chips and Mussels

Pomme frites, French fries, hot chips, potato chips, fries, or French-fried potatoes are just some of the many names for the delicious deep-fried batons of  potato that have come to work their way into the hearts and mouths of potato-faring folk the world over.

To me, these two foods go wonderfully together and I often order this combination when I am at French restaurants.  You can dip the fries in the mussel broth and soak up the delicious flavor or just eat them straight up!

Ingredients

  •          1 packet of McCain Superfries Mum’s Cut
  •          Chopped flat leaf parsley – to serve
  •          Aioli – to serve

Ingredients – Mussels

  •          2 tbs of olive oil
  •          3 cloves of garlic – crushed and finely diced
  •          2 tbs of tomato paste
  •          2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  •          1/2 cup of water
  •          2 tsp of raw sugar
  •          1kg of mussels – cleaned and beard’s removed
  •          Salt and pepper to season
  •          300ml of thickened cream
  •          Chopped Chives – to serve

Method

  1. Cook chips as per packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large fry pan over a high heat, reduce heat to medium and add garlic. Fry, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomato paste and sugar and fry, stirring for 1 minute. Add tinned tomatoes and water, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add mussels, ensuring they are evenly distributed in the sauce, cover and allow to cook for 8-12 minutes or until mixture has thickened and mussels have opened. Add thickened cream and stir to mix well and allow to simmer over a low heat.
  3. Remove chips from oven and place on to a serving plate, spoon carefully mussels into four serving bowls, sprinkle with chopped chives and serve with aioli and lemon wedges.
In and Out Burger Animal Style Fries

Friday Chips of the World – USA – Animal Style Fries

In and Out Burger Fries

They say a change is as good as a holiday so over the next six Fridays I will take you on a delicious tour of the world through six countries unique take on eating the humble french fry.

This week we kick off the tour with the most gluttonous of all stops, the USA and their Animal Style fries made famous by the good folk at In-and-Out Burgers.

This artery clogging dish is packed with french fries, caramelised onion, melted cheese and a surprising delicious sauce of tomato sauce, whole egg mayonnaise, vinegar and dill pickles.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of McCain Superfries Shoestring
  • 2 large brown onions – diced
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Ingredients – Animal Style Sauce

  • 2 tbs of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of whole egg mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of dill pickles – finely diced
  • 2 tsp of white or caster sugar
  • 1 tbs of white vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Cook McCain Superfries Shoestring as per packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce, whole egg mayonnaise, dill pickles, caster sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
  3. Place oil and butter in a large fry pan and heat over a medium heat. Add the onions and a good pinch of salt, turn heat to low and cook very slowly for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent them from catching. Don’t be tempted to turn the heat up, as you don’t want the onions to burn.
  4. Remove McCain Superfries Shoestring from the oven and pile on an oven proof serving dish. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and caramelised onion, and place into a warm oven (180C fan-forced) until the cheese just melts. Top the fries with a generous amount of the Animal Style Sauce and serve.

Enjoy!