Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Crowd Pleas-er.......

I love this time of year, all of the parties and dinner guests. Diets are thrown by the way-side as visions of decadent Xmas spreads fill people's imaginations... A favourite budget busting crowd pleas-er for us this festive season would have to be these little gems... They are deep fried battered potato wedges, devilishly good, and here's how we make them at my house....

Deep Fried Devil's

ingredients : : 2kg of spuds (batter will easily cover 3 kgs if your hungry), 125g plain flour, 250ml milk, 1tspoon salt, 1/2 tspoon pepper, 1/2 tspoon baking powder, 1 egg, 1Tspoon melted butter (cooled).

step 1 : : peel and wash potatoes. Slice into thick chip like wedges approx 2cmx2cm. Place in a steamer and steam until just tender. Set aside to cool slightly

step 2 : : in a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add 3/4's of the milk and whisk until combined. Add remaining milk and egg, whisk until smooth then add melted butter.

step 3 : : heat oil in a deep pan, we are deep frying after all so make sure there's enough in there to cover your wedges sufficiently. The oil is ready when a 2cmx2cm cube of bread is added and turns brown within 1min.

step 4 : : dunk each wedge into the batter until well coated using tongs and then deep fry until golden brown, approx 3 mins.

Serve with your favourite dressings, homemade Caesar works a treat, so does chunky salsa or sour-cream and sweet chilli, the possibilities are endless....
What's your go-to crowd pleas-er this festive season????

4 comments:

  1. Yum! That looks so good! My go-to crowd pleaser-
    Brownies.
    From a box.
    Because that's the kind of woman I am right now.

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  2. I make fish fingers from fresh fish this way. I have potato in the garden now so I think this will be on the menu very soon!

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  3. Now those look divine! I don't do much frying at my house but I may dust off the old fryer to make a batch of these! Thanks.

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  4. Oh these sound so yummy will have to try them. Thanks

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