Caramel Popcorn – How to Make Caramel Popcorn with 3 Ingredients! Caramel Popcorn Recipe!


Caramel Popcorn - How to Make Caramel Popcorn with 3 Ingredients! Caramel Popcorn Recipe!
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Recipe type: Sweets / Snacks
Cuisine: American
 
Today we're going to make a batch of caramel popcorn with just a few simple ingredients. The recipe is quick and easy, and really tasty!
Ingredients
  • 200g Sugar
  • 135g Unpopped popcorn
  • 30ml Oil
  • Salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. To start, measure out 200g sugar and 135g of unpopped popcorn.
  2. You will also need 30ml oil, and Himalayan rock salt, should you want your caramel popcorn salted.
  3. Place the corn in a pan large enough for the seeds to lie in a single layer.
  4. Add the oil to the pan and stir the pan briefly to coat the popcorn with the oil.
  5. Flatten the seeds into a single layer and put the lid on the pan.
  6. Light the gas and set it to medium high.
  7. In about 2 minutes, the corn will start to pop.
  8. Give the pan a gentle shake intermittently to achieve even cooking and avoid burning.
  9. When the popping subsides, turn off the heat and remove the lid.
  10. Transfer the popped corn to a large heatproof bowl, making sure leave any unpopped kernels behind.
  11. Wipe out your pan and pour in the sugar.
  12. Place this over medium high heat.
  13. After 2 to 3 minutes the sugar will start to melt, and this is your cue to start stirring.
  14. More and more of the sugar will melt until you have a golden mass of molten sugar.
  15. Bring the molten sugar to a boil. As it starts to foam up, turn off the heat.
  16. Give the molten caramelised sugar a final stir to knock down the foam, and pour it over the popcorn. Be very careful when working with molten sugar as spilling or splashing this on your body can cause horrific burns.
  17. Give the popcorn a thorough stir, making sure to dig to the bottom of the bowl to lift the caramel that has run through.
  18. Transfer the coated popcorn to alarge baking pan. Break the pieces apart and allow it cool for a few minutes before serving, or storing it in an airtight container.
  19. If you want your caramel popcorn salted, grind your salt over the popcorn at this stage.

 

How to Make Tortillas from Beef – Sous Vide Meat Sheets – Meat Wraps


How to Make Tortillas from Beef - Sous Vide Meat Sheets - Meat Wraps
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Recipe type: Beef / Sous Vide
 
Today's episode brings an interesting and tasty treat when we sous vide a thinly press sheets of ground beef, effectively turning it into a wrap which be used to enclose any fillings of your choice. You will need a vacuum packing machine and any type of digital pot with temperature control.
Ingredients
  • 1kg Ground Beef
  • 20g Fine salt
  • 20g Beef Stock Powder
  • 100ml Chilled water
Instructions
  1. To start, place a kilogram of ground beef in your food processor. Add 20g of fine salt and 20g of good quality beef stock powder.
  2. Finally, pour in 100ml of chilled water.
  3. Place the bowl on the machine and zap the mixture until it is superfine. The mixture will emulsify and come together and start spining around the bowl.
  4. Divide the mixture into 125g portions.
  5. For these size portions, you will need 9 vacuum bags of 200mm by 230mm.
  6. Fold the tops of the bags back to avoid messing on the part of the bag that will be sealed.
  7. Place a portion of meat mixture into each bag and fold back the tops of the bags.
  8. Lay the bags on the work surface and press the meat down to flatten it out. This will make the vacuum process easier.
  9. Pop the bags into the vacuum packer and seal the tops. Make sure to double seal both sides of the bags, to ensure that you have no leaks.
  10. Use your rolling pin to roll the meat out until it is evenly spread across the bags, working it right into the corners.
  11. Work out any uneven rolling by rubbing the sheet down with your hands.
  12. Transfer all of the packets to your digital pot. The pot should be half-filled with water, and pre-heated to 75-80c.
  13. You can use a dedicated sous vide cooker, a digital pressure cooker on the keep warm setting, or a regular pot on an induction range.
  14. Allow the packages to stand in the pot for 45 minutes.
  15. While that carries on, I am going to make a simple filling for my meat wraps.
  16. I have 300g of cooked, finely chopped spinach, 300g of good quality crumbly feta cheese, and 6 anchovies, finely chopped.
  17. Crumble the feta into the cooked spinach and mix it together.
  18. Add the anchovies to yhe bowl and mix these in thoroughly.
  19. And that's that.
  20. After 45 minutes, remove the packages from the pot and cut them open. You will have perfectly cooked, flexible sheets of beef.
  21. Working with one sheet at a time, spread some of the filling over the beef, leaving an inch of border at the top and bottom of the sheet.
  22. Roll the meat up and transfer it to a serving platter.
  23. Use a blowtorch to grill off the top of the roll and add some color. Alternatively, you could grill this off in your oven as well.
  24. Add the accompaniments of your choice and you're ready to serve and enjoy.
  25. Incidentally, once the meat sheets have emerged from their water bath, they can be refrigerated or frozen for later use. Simply place them in hot water to defrost and reheat and you're ready to go.

Grissini Sticks – Pencil Crackers – Pretzel Sticks – Thanksgiving Special 2017

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Grissini Sticks - Pencil Crackers - Pretzel Sticks - Thanksgiving Special 2017
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Recipe type: Bread
 
With Thanksgiving just days away, these grissini sticks make a perfect entre' to grace the start of your feast. Sometimes called pencil crackers or pretzel sticks, you can coat the snacks with salt, sesame seeds or poppy seeds, or any combination of these.
Ingredients
  • 500g All-purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 140ml Water
  • 60ml Sunflower oil
  • 2 Eggs (plus 1 for spraying)
Instructions
  1. To start, measure out 500g of all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 140ml water and 60ml sunflower oil.
  2. Place all of these in your food processor.
  3. Pop the lid on and process on high speed for about 60 seconds.
  4. Tipping the processor from side to side helps to achieve a more even mix.
  5. You will end up with a fine crumbly dough that resembles cous cous.
  6. When pressed, the mixture will hold together very well.
  7. Tip the dough out onto your work surface and compress it into a block.
  8. Wrap the block in cling-wrap and allow this to stand for 30 minutes before continuing.
  9. After this time, unwrap the dough and cut it into 4 pieces.
  10. Working with 1 piece at a time, flatten a piece out.
  11. Run this through your pasta roller.
  12. Continue folding the dough after each pass and running it through on setting 1 until you have a tidy sheet. This will take 3 to 4 passes.
  13. Reduce the setting to 2 and run it through again.
  14. If the dough starts to feel sticky, sprinkle will flour and rub this into the surface.
  15. Reduce the setting to 3 and run the dough through twice on this setting.
  16. Square off the ends and continue with the remaining 3 pieces.
  17. The offcuts can be rerolled to make a fifth sheet.
  18. Run the sheets through the 6mm pasta cutter to cut the sheets into strips.
  19. Line 3 large baking sheets with baking parchment and arrange the strips on the trays with just a few millimetes between each strip.
  20. Whisk a large egg with 50ml of water and pour this into a misting bottle. Spray the egg wash over the pastry.
  21. Grind salt over the damp strips and you're ready to go.
  22. Here you can also use seeds as previously mentioned.
  23. Bake the strips in a preheated oven at 220c or 450f for 10 to 15 minutes until golden and crispy.
  24. Transfer the sticks to a tall pilsner glass to create a fantastic table display.
  25. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, please like, subscribe and share and we'll see you again tomorrow.

 

How to Make Tempura Onion Rings – Gourmet Deep Fried Onion Rings

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How to Make Tempura Onion Rings - Gourmet Deep Fried Onion Rings
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Recipe type: Vegatables / Onions
 
Onion rings can be absolutely awesome, or they can be sloppy, oily and terrible. This tempura onion recipe is one of the best I have tried, and really takes the humble onion ring into the realm of gourmet cuisine.
Ingredients
  • 500ml Buttermilk
  • 15ml Tabasco sauce
  • 5ml Salt
  • 2-3 Large onions
  • 2 Eggs
  • 475ml Soda water (well chilled)
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Rice flour
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 2.5ml Black pepper
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. To start, add 15ml or a tablespoon of Tabasco sauce to a jug.
  2. Pour in 500ml of buttermilk, and add 5ml or a teaspoon of salt.
  3. Give this a good stir and set it aside.
  4. Cut 2 large onions into rings of about 10mm or a half inch thick. Place these in a large pan.
  5. Pour the buttermilk mixture over the onions, and rearrange the rings so that they are in a single layer.
  6. Cover the pan with cling-wrap and transfer it to your refrigerator for a few hours, preferably overnight. Make sure to turn the onions a few times during this time.
  7. The following day, remove the onions from the refrigerator, and measure 2 cups of all-purpose flour into a bowl.
  8. Start preheating your oil to 180c or 350f.
  9. Whisk 2 eggs in another bowl.
  10. Pour 475ml of soda water into the eggs and mix this briefly.
  11. Add a cup of sifted all-purpose flour and a cup of sifted rice flour to the egg soda mixture. Whisk this until smooth.
  12. Add a generous gring of salt and cracked black pepper and mix these in.
  13. Use a skewer to lift an onion ring from the marinade and dredge it in the flour.
  14. Drop this into the batter, and continue until you have coated about a dozen rings.
  15. Make sure to submerge the rings in the batter while doing this.
  16. Use the skewer to hook the rings out of the batter and drop them in the oil. Allow the rings to fry for 5 minutes, turning halfway through.
  17. The rings will be superbly crispy and lightly golden.
  18. Use a slotted spoon to lift them from the oil before continuing with the next batch of rings.
  19. When frying, make sure you oil is up to temperature, and that you don't overcrowd the pan. This will drop the temperature and will result in overly oily onion rings.
  20. Serve your creation piping hot as a snack, or accompaniment to your main course and enjoy.
  21. Thanks for joining us today, please like, subscribe and share and we'll see you again tomorrow.

 

Bulk Producing Potato Croquettes at Home

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Bulk Producing Potato Croquettes at Home
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Recipe type: Potatoes
Cuisine: French
Serves: 2kg
 
Potato croquettes are an all-time favorite with their creamy inside and super-crispy shell. Made in small quantities, they are actually quite a hassle to make, especially considering that they are an accompaniment. Today we're going to make these in bulk, allowing you to freeze the croquettes and use them as required without all the hassle.
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
  • 2kg Roughly mashed potato
  • 60ml Full cream milk
  • 2 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tsp White pepper
  • 4 Tbs Dried onion flakes
  • 4 Egg yolks, beaten
  • 6 Tbs All-purpose flour
For the Coating:
  • Eggs, beaten
  • All- purpose flour
  • Finely crushed cornflakes or breadcrumbs
Special Equipment
  • Sausage stuffer
  • 300mm Ruler or strip of rigid plastic
Instructions
  1. To start, place 2kg of roughly mashed potato in you mixer bowl.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons salt, 1 teaspoon white pepper, 4 tablespoons dried onion flakes and 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour.
  3. Combine 4 egg yolks with 60ml of full cream milk and pour this in.
  4. Place the bowl on your mixer with the dough hook attached and mix the mash until totally combined. This will take about 5 minutes. You can also mix it by hand if you don't have a mixer.
  5. Attach the funnel of your choice to your sausage stuffer. I am using a 35mm funnel, but you can go with any diameter of your choice.
  6. Fill the hopper with the potato mixture making sure to press it down after each addition to avoid air pockets in the mix.
  7. Close the hopper and advance the plunger.
  8. For the next step, you will need a school ruler, or a length of reasonably rigid plastic.
  9. The potato mixture will be extruded along the plastic to make long cylinders of potato mix.
  10. Advance the mixture along the funnel until it reaches the end of the funnel.
  11. Hold the plastic under the funnel while advancing the potato, progressively moving the plastic at the same rate as the potato exits the funnel.
  12. As it nears the end of the ruler, slice the potato off clean.
  13. Roll the log of potato from the ruler into a large pan.
  14. Continue until all of the potato has been extruded. At this diameter, you will get about 2 meters of extruded potato.
  15. Cover the pans and transfer them to your freezer overnight.
  16. The following day you will need a bowl of all-purpose flour, whisked eggs, and a bowl of finely crushed cornflakes or breadcrumbs. These quantities are all dependent on how much potato you processed.
  17. Take a little of the flour and sprinkle it over a couple of large platters. This is where the coated croquettes will sit waiting to be fried, and the flour will prevent the coating from sticking to the platter and getting damaged.
  18. Remove the potato logs from the freezer and use a strong knife to chop these into equal lengths.
  19. Working with one portion at a time, dredge the croquette in the flour.
  20. Roll the potato in the egg to wet all of the flour.
  21. And then into the crumb to get a good solid coating all over.
  22. Transfer this this to one of the platters and continue with the remaining croquettes.
  23. To fry the croquettes, half fill a wok with oil and heat this to 170c or 340f.
  24. Carefully add the croquettes to the oil and fry them for 3 to 4 minutes. Give them a gentle stir every minute to ensure even browning. You can also par-fry for 60 seconds to set the coating, remove from the oil, cool and refreeze for super-quick croquettes in the future.
  25. Use a slotted spoon to remove the crispy croquettes from the oil and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  26. Serve the croquettes piping hot as an accompaniment to your main course.
  27. Thanks for joining us today, please subscribe, like, and share, and we'll see you again tomorrow.

 

Deep-Fried Buttermilk Chicken – Southern Fried Chicken with a Twist!!!

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Deep-Fried Buttermilk Chicken - Southern Fried Chicken with a Twist!!!
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Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: American
 
Deep-fried buttermilk chicken is all-time favorite, and this recipe gives it a whole new twist. The process is quite drawn out, but easy, however as a result this recipe is more suited to bulk production for parties and catering.
Ingredients
  • 8-12 Pieces chicken
  • 400ml Cultured buttermilk
  • 30ml Dijon mustard
  • 15ml Salt
  • 10ml White pepper
  • 10ml Cayenne pepper
  • 1¾ Cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ Cup Corn starch
  • 15ml Garlic powder
  • 15ml Onion powder
  • 15ml Fine salt
  • 4 Eggs
Instructions
  1. To start, measure 400ml buttermilk and30ml Dijon mustard into a jug.
  2. Measure out a tablespoon salt, 2 teaspoons white pepper and 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper and add these to the jug.
  3. Mix this all until well combined.
  4. Place 8 to 12 chicken pieces on a chopping board and use your carving fork to perforate the pieces all over.
  5. Open a large vacuum packing bag and fold the top section inside out. This prevents messing on the bag and helps to keep the bag open.
  6. Place the chicken pieces in the bag and pour in the buttermilk mixture.
  7. Fold the top of the bag back and vacuum seal the bag.
  8. Notice that I have elevated the vacuum packer. This allows all of the air to escape while inhibiting the flow of the liquid upward and into the machine. As soon as the liquid starts to rise, hit the stop button and then the seal button.
  9. It is good idea to double seal the top and bottom of the bag.
  10. Place the bag of chicken in your refrigerator overnight for the buttermilk to do its magic.
  11. The following day, remove the bag from the refrigerator.
  12. For this step you need a large pot on an induction range, a slow cooker, or a digital pot like this one.
  13. Half-fill the pot with water and set the temperature to 76c or 169f.
  14. When the water has reached this temperature, place the bag of chicken pieces in the pot. Set your timer for 2 hours and go and drink coffee.
  15. After 2 hours, remove the bag and cut it open. Place a rack in a large pan and pour the chicken onto the rack. All of the liquid will drain through the rack, and can be discarded.
  16. Transfer the chicken pieces to a clean dish towel, and pat them dry using another dish towel.
  17. For the coating combine 1 and three quarter cups of all-purpose flour with a quarter cup of corn starch and 15ml of fine salt.
  18. Whisk 4 eggs thoroughly and pour these into a second bowl.
  19. Add a tablespoon of garlic powder and a tablespoon of onion powder to the flour and mix this in.
  20. Take a lityle of the flour mixture and sprinkle it over a large platter. This is where the coated chicken will rest, and the flour prevents the chicken from sticking to the platter and damaging the coating.
  21. Working with one piece of chicken at a time, dunk the chicken in the egg to wet it all over.
  22. Transfer it to the flour and dredge it to get its first coating.
  23. Back to the egg to wet all of the flour.
  24. And again into the fliur to get a good solid coating all over.
  25. Continue until all of the chicken pieces are complete.
  26. Allow the coated chicken to set for 20 minutes before continuing.
  27. Half fill a wok or large pan with oil and heat it to 170c or 340f.
  28. Carefully add the chicken pieces to the oil and fry these for 6 to 8 minutes until the coating is crispy and golden. The chicken is already cooked, so the frying process is purely to crisp the coating and reheat the chicken.
  29. Remove the pieces from the oil and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  30. Serve the chicken piping hot with the accompaniments of your choice and enjoy.

 

Microwave Potato Crisps – How to Make Salt & Vinegar Potato Crisps in Your Microwave Oven!!!

Today we're going to look at a neat trick to make salt and vinegar potato crisps in your microwave. Not only do these potato crisps have less oil content then regular crisps, but they are crispier, tastier, and a fraction of the price. You can find the printable recipe on our website http://Whats4Chow.com --- or below in this description! This is episode #774 with Whats4Chow - please subscribe for notifications and updates. Ingredients 2-3 Large potatoes 30ml Kosher salt 500ml Cheap white vinegar 500ml Water A little oil for brushing Instructions To start, use a razor-sharp knife to slice these into wafers of 1mm thickness. Using long smooth cutting strokes will result in more even slices. Pour a half liter of water and a half liter of cheap white vinegar into a large mixing bowl. Add 15ml or a tablespoon of non-iodated salt and stir this until dissolved. Add the potato slices to the salt and vinegar solution and mix them up a little to separate. Allow this to stand for 30 minutes. The salt and vinegar draws and neutralizes the starch from the potatoes, while simultaneously flavoring the slices. After 30 minutes remove the slices from the solution and arrange them over half of a clean dish towel. Fold the open half over the slices and pat them dry. Repeat this until all of the slices are dried. Place a square of baking parchment on a plate and arrange some of the slices over the parchment. Brush the slices lightly with oil, turn them over and brush the reverse sides as well. Microwave the slices on high setting. My microwave is 900 watts, and I zap my crisps for 7 minutes, turning halfway through. If your microwave is more or less powerful than this adjust the cooking time up or down accordingly. Continue microwaving batches until all of the crisps are done. The crisps will keep crispy for up to a week in an air-tight container. And there we have it, a mountain of crisps, from just 2 potatoes.


Microwave Potato Crisps - How to Make Salt & Vinegar Potato Crisps in Your Microwave Oven!!!
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Recipe type: Snack Food
 
Today we're going to look at a neat trick to make salt and vinegar potato crisps in your microwave. Not only do these potato crisps have less oil content then regular crisps, but they are crispier, tastier, and a fraction of the price.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Large potatoes
  • 30ml Kosher salt
  • 500ml Cheap white vinegar
  • 500ml Water
  • A little oil for brushing
Instructions
  1. To start, use a razor-sharp knife to slice these into wafers of 1mm thickness.
  2. Using long smooth cutting strokes will result in more even slices.
  3. Pour a half liter of water and a half liter of cheap white vinegar into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add 15ml or a tablespoon of non-iodated salt and stir this until dissolved.
  5. Add the potato slices to the salt and vinegar solution and mix them up a little to separate. Allow this to stand for 30 minutes. The salt and vinegar draws and neutralizes the starch from the potatoes, while simultaneously flavoring the slices.
  6. After 30 minutes remove the slices from the solution and arrange them over half of a clean dish towel.
  7. Fold the open half over the slices and pat them dry.
  8. Repeat this until all of the slices are dried.
  9. Place a square of baking parchment on a plate and arrange some of the slices over the parchment.
  10. Brush the slices lightly with oil, turn them over and brush the reverse sides as well.
  11. Microwave the slices on high setting. My microwave is 900 watts, and I zap my crisps for 7 minutes, turning halfway through. If your microwave is more or less powerful than this adjust the cooking time up or down accordingly.
  12. Continue microwaving batches until all of the crisps are done.
  13. The crisps will keep crispy for up to a week in an air-tight container.
  14. And there we have it, a mountain of crisps, from just 2 potatoes.

 

Mega Cheese and Bacon Deep Fried Onion Rings – Deep-Fried Onion Rings Filled with Cheese & Bacon!!!

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Mega Cheese and Bacon Deep Fried Onion Rings - Deep-Fried Onion Rings Filled with Cheese & Bacon!!!
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Recipe type: Deep-fried
 
Whether you present these incredible deep-fried onion rings as a starter or as an accompaniment to your main course, these crispy golden packages will have your guests talking for decades. This is how to make them....
Ingredients
  • Streaky bacon
  • Large Onions
  • Processed cheese slices
  • All-purpose flour (seasoned with salt and white pepper to taste)
  • Eggs
  • Oil for deep-frying
Instructions
  1. To start, top, tail and peel the onions.
  2. Cut the angled ends from the onions, leaving you with the more cylindrical center section of the onions.
  3. Keep all of the off-cuts for salads or stir-fries.
  4. Working from the outside ring of each onion, separate the rings, grouping the first ring and third ring as a pair, and the second and fourth as a pair.
  5. Notice when you place the smaller ring of the pair inside the larger ring, that there is a sizeable gap. This is exactly what we want.
  6. Cut a slice of the processed cheese into strips and line the inside of the bigger onion ring with the cheese.
  7. Take a slice of streaky bacon and repeat this exercise.
  8. Press the smaller ring into the larger ring and the first ring is done. Continue until all of the rings have been processed.
  9. To coat the rings, first sprinkle a layer of seasoned all-purpose flour over a large platter. This is where the coated rings will set, and the flour prevents the rings from sticking to the platter and getting damaged.
  10. Pour a couple of cups into a large dish and beat a few eggs in a jug.
  11. Dredge the ring in the flour. This will dry any damp spots on the ring.
  12. Dip the ring in the egg to wet it all over.
  13. Dredge the ring in the flour to coat it all over.
  14. Return the ring to the egg to wet all of the flour.
  15. Then back into the flour for a final, good solid coating.
  16. Transfer this to the platter to set.
  17. Continue with the remaining rings. Allow the coated rings to set for 20 minutes.
  18. Half fill a large pan or wok with oil and heat this to 170c or 340f.
  19. Carefully lower the rings into the oil in batches and fry them for 5 to 7 minutes until crispy and golden, turning them over every 60 seconds.
  20. Use a slotted spoon to remove the rings from the oil and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  21. Serve the rings while piping hot and enjoy.
  22. And there it is, a beautiful crispy golden onion ring filled with melted cheese and bacon.

 

Batch Processing French Fries – Homemade Par-Fried French Fries to Save Time & Money!!!

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Batch Processing French Fries - Homemade Par-Fried French Fries to Save Time & Money!!!
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Recipe type: Accompaniments
Serves: 1200g
 
On the odd occasion when you have a little spare time, it's a good idea to do a bit of bulk processing that will save you a ton of time later. Bulk processing French fries is really simple, and can save a load of money when compared to bought frozen pre-cut fries.
Ingredients
  • 1200g Potatoes
  • 30g Salt
  • 250ml Cheap white vinegar
  • Boiling water to cover
Instructions
  1. The first step is to peel the potatoes, followed by cutting them into fries of even thickness. You can choose any thickness you like, mine are medium, or about 8mm... if you go thinner cut down the par-frying time, and if you're going thicker, bump it up.
  2. Place the cut potatoes in a mixing bowl, add 30ml of salt and 250ml of cheap white vinegar.
  3. Pour in enough boiling water to cover the fries, give them a quick stir to separate, and allow these to stand for 30 minutes. This gives the time for the vinegar to draw out and neutralize the starch in the chips.
  4. After this time you will visibly see how cloudy the water is.
  5. Strain the fries through a large colander and rinse them thoroughly.
  6. Tip the fries out onto a large dish towel and pat them dry thoroughly.
  7. Heat a large pot or wok of oil to 180c or 350f and fry the chips in batches for 6 minutes per batch.
  8. Transfer the fries to a baking tray lined with kitchen paper and a rack. Allow them to cool for 30 minutes before transferring the pan to your freezer.
  9. After a couple of hours the fries will be frozen solid and it's time to portion them into packets and return them to the freezer.
  10. To cook the chips, fry them from frozen at 180c or 350f until crisp and golden.
  11. You can also bake them like oven chips by placing them in a single layer in a baking tray. Bake them in a preheated oven at 250c until they are crispy and golden, giving them a shake every five minutes to ensure even cooking.

 

The Most Amazing Hot Dog Recipe – The Incredible Chip Dog – The Hot Dog with EVERYTHING!!!

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The Most Amazing Hot Dog Recipe - The Incredible Chip Dog - The Hot Dog with EVERYTHING!!!
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Recipe type: Fast Food
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
 
Today is the final episode in our short series covering incredible and unusual hotdogs. You can check out the entire series by clicking the info button on the screen. Today's featured hotdog is the inimitable chip dog. Tasty and aromatic cheese griller sausages with fresh lettuce, more cheese and a healthy dose of french fries all wrapped in a tortilla makes for a full meal in one easy to manage package.
Ingredients
For 2 Chip Dogs
  • 4 Cheese griller sausages
  • 2 Handfuls of fresh frilly lettuce
  • 4 Handfuls of ready to fry French fries
  • 80g Mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 x 12 inch (30cm) tortillas
  • Tomato sauce and mustard to garnish
Instructions
  1. To make 2 chip dogs you need 4 cheese griller sausages, 2 handfuls of fresh crunchy frilly lettuce, 4 handfuls of cut french fries, 80g of grated mature cheddar and 2 large tortillas.
  2. Fry the chips until crisp and golden, then transfer them to a low oven to keep warm.
  3. Drop the cheese grillers into the oil and fry these for 60 to 90 seconds. The grillers fry very quickly so keep an eye on them... as soon as they start to blister on the skin, they must be removed from the oil.
  4. Place a tortilla on a large platter and arrange a generous handful of lettuce in a stripe across the center of the wrap making sure some of the frilly ends stick out past the edge of the tortilla.
  5. Arrange a generous helping of the french fries on top of the lettuce.
  6. Garnish the fries with tomato sauce and mustard.
  7. Place 2 of the cheese grillers on top of the fries with a slight overlap and the ends protruding over the edges of the tortilla.
  8. Sprinkle 40g of the cheese over this.
  9. Roll up the tortilla to enclose everything and secure this with 2 toothpicks. Continue with the second dog and serve immediately with the accompaniments of your choice.
  10. And there it is, the inimitable chip dog.... pure art in a wrap.

 

Pickled Gherkins – How to Make the Perfect Pickled Gherkins for Burgers and Sandwiches

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Pickled Gherkins - How to Make the Perfect Pickled Gherkins for Burgers and Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Preserves
Serves: 1.8kg
 
Nothing quite completes a burger like pickled gherkins. The sweet and tangy taste along with the crunchy texture seems to elevate any burger to new heights. This is how to make the perfect burger pickles...
Ingredients
  • 1.2kg Crunchy gherkins (or mini-cucumbers)
  • 45ml (3Tbs) Kosher salt
  • 1 Liter white vinegar
  • 110g White sugar
  • 15ml (1Tbs) Coriander seed
  • 15ml (1Tbs) Hot mustard seed
  • 45ml (3Tbs) Black peppercorns
  • 2 Bay leaves
Instructions
  1. To start, top and tail 1200g of gherkins.
  2. Zap the gherkins through the thinnest slicing disc of your food processor.
  3. Place the sliced gherkin in a large non-reactive bowl and pour in 45ml of salt, a little at a time, mixing it in between applications.
  4. Put this aside and allow it to stand for 60 minutes.
  5. While the pickles stand, place 110g of sugar, 15ml of coriander seeds, 15ml of mustard seeds, 45ml of black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves and a liter or white vinegar on a medium size pot.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat to simmer, and allow this to continue for 30 minutes.
  7. After this time, strain the mixture through a sieve and put this aside.
  8. Back to the gherkins. Drain the water that has drawn from the gherkins and pour in a liter of fresh water. Mix the gherkins around in the water to rinse.
  9. Half fill a large baking tray with hot water and stand your bottles in the tray. The hot water will eliminate the risk of shocking the glass jars when the hot vinegar is poured in.
  10. Fill the jars to just below the brim with the sliced gherkins.
  11. Pour in enough of the vinegar solution to cover the gherkins.
  12. Close the jars and allow them to cool in the hot roasting pan.
  13. The pickles will last indefinitely stored in a cool cupboard, however they should be refrigerated after opening.

 

Fancy Dipping Crackers – How to Make Fancy Crackers for Cocktail Parties and the Big Game Barbecue!

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Fancy Dipping Crackers - How to Make Fancy Crackers for Cocktail Parties and the Big Game Barbecue!
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Recipe type: Cocktail Snacks / Finger Foods
 
Today we're going to make 3 different fancy dipping crackers that will be real hit at any cocktail party or big game. They are quick and easy to make, they look amazing and will certainly make an impression on everybody.
Ingredients
  • 370g All-purpose flour (or cake flour)
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 10ml Baking powder
  • 80ml Oil
  • 125ml Water
Instructions
  1. To start, place 370g of all-purpose flour or cake flour in your food processor.
  2. Add 2.5ml or a half teaspoon of salt and 10ml or 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  3. Pour in 80ml of oil and mix this all on high speed for 15 to 20 seconds. Tilting the machine back and forth while mixing helps to get a good even mix.
  4. Pour in 125ml of water and machine this on high speed until it starts to come together, about 30 seconds.
  5. You can test the dough by pressing it between your fingers. If it holds together it is ready.
  6. Turn the crumbly mass out onto your work surface and compress it into a block. Wrap the dough in cling-wrap and allow this to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  7. After resting, unwrap the dough and cut it into 4 pieces. Flatten each piece into a rectangle.
  8. Working with 1 piece at a time, run these through your pasta roller starting on setting 1 and working to setting 4.
  9. As each sheet is rolled, dust them with flour, trim of the ends to square them up and put these aside until all 4 sheets are rolled.
  10. Attach the tagliatelle cutter to your pasta machine and run 2 of the sheets through the cutter.
  11. Leave the remaining sheets aside.
  12. Fir the twisted dipping straws, simply twist a strand of the cut pasta then transfer it to baking sheet lined with parchment.
  13. Repeat this until half of the cut pasta is used.
  14. To make the dipping spirals, cut rectangles of foil to 12cm by 20cm or 5 inches by 8 inches.
  15. Roll a piece of foil up on a long round object, like a spoon handle, or one of these bag closers.
  16. Twirl a strand of the cut dough at an angle around the foil.
  17. Remove the foil from the handle and transfer this with the pasta twirl to the baking sheet.
  18. Continue until all of the spirals are complete.
  19. For the dipping spoons, first dock the dough sheet by pricking holes in the dough. Cut the dough sheets into triangular shapes across the width of the sheet.
  20. Arrange the triangles on a baguette pan with the handles of the spoons, or the thin end draped ove the high ridge of the pan.
  21. Bake the crackers in a pre-heated oven at 250c or 480f for 5 to 7 minutes until crispy and lightly golden.
  22. And there we have it.... 3 different styles of dipping crackers to make your partly platters shine.

 

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