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irish chips for home gatherings

You know, lately, I've come to realize there is truly an art to making chips, a.k.a French fries. Why am I French fries chips? When you significant other is Irish, that is the only relatable term to use in my house.

In a perfect world, chips would have no calories, and I could eat them more than just once a month, he definitely does. I'm sure you think well if you have a few now and then, that wouldn't be too bad. When have you ever been to a pub or restaurant in NYC or any major city and just had a few! It just doesn't happen. However, I am happy to report I found a happy medium to share.

My husband doesn't really know how to cook except for making chips and a few other tidbits. Emphasis on making chips, I mean fries, whatever! I kid you not, they are "magically delicious," haha (pun intended), and can only come from one place, Ireland. The best part, they're not FRIED! Hallelujah.

He was so excited to hear I planned on sharing his recipe; he was quick to give me a very detailed rundown of it. Fish & Chips on a Friday is one of our favorites but fries can be great fun when using holders or even French Newspaper Paper Cones for gatherings.

For the sake of keeping my hubby's name anonymous, I shall refer to him as the Irishmen.

  1. The Irishmen says; you can either peel your potatoes or leave the skin on if you require.

  2. Cut them into steak fry size. He actually used the word chunky, but let's go with steak fries.

  3. When you have enough, you put them into a pot of cold water. Bring the water to a boil to get some of the starch off.

  4. Let boil for about 4-6 minutes, or when they start to go soft but not too soft.

  5. Drain the hot water and rinse with cold to remove any leftover starch.

  6. Drizzle with olive oil and season well. Though Lawry's seasoning isn't Irish, I have him hooked on it, which has become his go-to combination for this recipe. I recommend adding Himalayan salt, a pinch of garlic salt, and sweet paprika or crushed red peppers.

  7. Use an extra virgin olive oil cooking spray to base your oven pan. Place your fries on a conventional roast at 360 degrees.

  8. Cook for about 35-40 minutes, depending on your oven and the quantity. Once the fries dry out, turn up the heat to 400 for approx. 10-15 minutes until they crisp to your liking.

Side Note: You can use an air fryer to cut your time down to 20min but the Irishmen does NOT recommend this part.

I like to offer guests an array of dipping sauces to choose from for gatherings. Sweet Chili sauce, your traditional mayonnaise, and hot sauce with some distilled vinegar nearby are staples. Adding sliders are great for a good UFC fight or soccer game. I have a really amazing Crispy Biscuit Slider recipe I will be sharing very soon.

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