In America it is called French Fries and in UK it is called chips and the whole world loves it no matter what it is called. As a vegetarian, usually this is pretty much the only item on a typical McDonald or Burger King menu that I can order barring a cheesy burger. I have always thought they fry it in the same oil as they fry the fish in as it has an odd smell. For a person brought up the way I was brought up that is not an easy thought to stomach. Neither am I a person who willingly deep fries at home so there had to be another way to get my hands on these chips. I was watching Ellie Kreiger’s show on foodnetwork and came across this recipe. I could not get it right the first couple of times I suspect it was because I used normal potatoes while recipe calls for baking potatoes. At the end of the day, it did make a difference what potato I used as this time it was a great success and the whole family liked it. Here is how I did it...
2 baking potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into long finger like pieces
Salt to taste
1-2 tablespoon cooking oil
Mix the oil with the potatoes and place them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof baking paper ensuring all the potato pieces are laid in a single layer
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degC for 15 minutes and reduce the temperature to 180degC and bake for further 5-10 minutes. Ensure you give them a stir mid way to ensure uniform cooking.
Add salt and serve!