Twice cooked chips? Why not thrice cooked chips? Well, twice is enough I reckon, especially when you’re cooking at home. There is something very satisfying about a large bowl of chunky chips – and these are my favourite!
Twice cooked chips that are big, super crispy and with the most fluffiest of centres with a light dusting of rosemary salt.. Lets not pretend these are fancy chips; they are just damn tasty!
The secret behind my bad boy chunky chips is the potato – use baking potatoes they come out big and awesome! The cool thing is you can make these chips in advance and re-fry them just before serving. So how do you cook chips? I’ll show you..
Rosemary Salt Recipe:
Tablespoon sea salt
1 sprig fresh rosemary – finely chopped
Mix the sugar, salt and rosemary together (rub the rosemary in between your fingers to release it’s oils before mixing).
Twice cooked chips – Ingredients x2 people:
3 large baking potatoes
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Twice Cooked Chips Method:
- Cut the potatoes lengthways into thick chip sizes, cut the ends to give a nice square finish.
- Boil the chips in salted boiling water for about 10 minutes or until you can slide a knife into them with just a little resistance.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and let steam dry for a few minutes.
- Once dry, gently fry the chips on a medium/low heat for about 10 minutes or until they just start to change colour. Tip: don’t move the chip when you first put them in as they will stick, leave it for five minutes.
- Remove with a slotted spoon onto a kitchen towel and let drain for a few minutes. Just before you are ready to serve put the chips back in the hot oil for a second time.
- Fry for just a few minutes until they have turned a nice golden colour then remove and place on paper towel to drain. Immediately add your rosemary salt and mix well. You want to do this while they still have a little oil on them otherwise the salt will just fall off.
And you’re done, put the twice cooked chips into a serving dish and try not to burn your mouth by eating them immediately!
Goes well with some ribs to get messy with! Or just a decent dollop of ketchup!