Chili Garlic Fries | Pika Chakula

Chili Garlic Fries

2013-03-24

An exotic accompaniment that can add zing even to the plainest of burgers, it is the smart use of melted butter and chopped garlic that sets the chilli garlic fries apart from regular french fries. Sprinkle the chilli powder and butter-garlic mixture on the fries immediately after deep-frying and toss it well so that it coats the fries well from all sides. And… get ready for a real feast!

Ingredients:

4 potatoes , peeled and cut into fingers
salt to taste
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
oil for deep-frying
1/2 tsp chilli powder

Method

  1. Boil a vesselful of water with a little salt. Add the potato fingers and parboil them for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the butter in small kadhai, add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai, and deep-fry a few potato fingers at a time on a medium flame till they turn crisp and golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper, pour the butter-garlic mixture and sprinkle the chilli powder over it and toss gently.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Moore, Ron on Mar 24, 2013

    Love chili…but can’t seem to get it right when I try to make it. Only like home-made, not store bought. I do like Steak n’ Shake chili in the restaurants, and also Bob Evans chili in the restaurants…so that will give you an idea of what kind I am looking for. Any and all recipes will be appreciated.

  2. posted by Sergeant Pickle on Mar 24, 2013

    Doesnt have to be garlic, but im trying to find a great way to cook steaks in the oven with great flavors, any one have a good easy recipe?

  3. posted by stingerms on Mar 24, 2013

    Should I get garlic fries, curly fries, chili fries, or regular fries to accompany my BBQ burger minus sauteed onions tonight?

  4. posted by Gabriel Kenney on Mar 24, 2013

    Do you ever add onion? garlic? bell pepper? all three?
    Kimberli, I recall mom par boiling first, but my other 1/2 just peeled and sliced over the skillet.

  5. posted by Nick on Mar 24, 2013

    I love kung pao and other spicy dishes with lots of veggies and some chicken. We’d like to make it at home, but there’s no ethnic grocers near us. Anyone know a good online store with reasonable shipping where we can order a quality spicy sauce for making stir fry? Also, if anyone knows a fairly simple recipe to make a good sauce in bulk at home, that would be great. Thanks.

  6. posted by sakyue1993 on Mar 24, 2013

    I am trying to make my own Falafel, but all the recipes I have seen seem to suggest that you deep fry the patties/balls in a couple of inches of oil. Is there a healthier alternative method, eg. can you grill them or bake them and still get similar results?

  7. posted by Superman on Mar 24, 2013

    I dont really know types of chili, but im looking for something not too spicy, but not bland, with beans and beef.

  8. posted by Taylor2k on Mar 24, 2013

    I want to enter the chili contest at bigchiliidea.com. The grand prize is $5,000. So anyone have a great chili recipe I could try — any suggestions? What are my odds?

  9. posted by Spider Pc on Mar 24, 2013

    My friend and I usually go to this chinese restaurant that has gai lan with garlic sauce. It’s tasty and much lighter than gai lan with oyster sauce. Do anybody know the recipe to gai lan with garlic sauce?

  10. posted by Zack Faria on Mar 24, 2013

    Last night I made a chicken, broccoli, and mushroom stir fry and it was sooo delicious! It was better than any i’ve had in a restaurant, fooIt was the first time i’ve ever made one because it always seemed overwhelming to me, probably because of the unfamiliar asian ingredients. So how do you make your favorite?

  11. posted by Erfan on Mar 24, 2013

    I love to buy stir-fried broccoli and tofu, but buying the products from the market would be cheaper.

  12. posted by Chris R on Mar 24, 2013

    I’m using store bought regular fries but I want them to taste like seasoned french fries.
    If you have recipes using raw potatoes, please give them to me. I have a few raw potatoes in my refrigerator

  13. posted by baldy eire on Mar 24, 2013

    I’ve had some fries baking in my toaster oven for about half an hour or so and they still haven’t turned brown.Some of them are beginning to turn golden brown but how much longer do you think it’ll take for them to turn golden brown and crispy? I have the temperature at 425 degrees farenheit .

    Thanks.
    I just raised the temperature to 45o degrees

  14. posted by zigg3ns on Mar 24, 2013

    Hi im going to start a diet and i do stir frys alot like add the usual mushrooms peppers onions baby corn prawns etc im getting bored it tasting the same anyone any ideas on how to make it a bit more exciting any good recipes many thanks in advance

  15. posted by whites are not the only racists on Mar 24, 2013

    I am going to game 6 but i hate stadium food like pizza, nachos,soda, garlic fries..all that is garbage.
    I like carne asada steak burritos with beans, cheese,potatoes,salsa,guacamole. you know real mans food..
    Do they sell them at the stadium?

  16. posted by Jonathan on Mar 24, 2013

    I love that seasoning and im having fries tonight, but homemade. What is the seasoning that they put on the french fries at resturants????

  17. posted by sam N on Mar 24, 2013

    Fried: Green tomatoes, Cabbage, Mozzarella sticks

    Baked: French Fries, Lasagna , cheese cake

    Boiled: Shrimps, Bacon, Peanuts

    Whats yours?
    B0ss M@n, yea people go out and get them before they tun red and they fry them. There is a movie called fried green tomatoes.

  18. posted by John on Mar 24, 2013

    I am looking for a good recipe for some good hot chili I can make on Super Bowl Sunday?
    Anyone have any hints or tips where I can look?

  19. posted by Squall Leonhart on Mar 25, 2013

    So I have a fillet of cod and a fillet of tilapia in front ofe me. . . On my left and right are thai kitchen instant rice noodle sopu packages. One is lemmongrass & chili, the other garlic & vegetable. I just want a piece of fish and some soup for lunch, a little later, I just don’t know what to mix with what. Like, what piece will taste good with which soup. Can any one help?

  20. posted by The Inc on Mar 25, 2013

    I lightly browned some garlic in evoo, strained, poured over red potato french fries, and baked. I then tossed with the strained garlic and parsley.

    What would be a good dip I could quickly make for these?
    Not at all – Honey sounds YUMMY!

  21. posted by The Villain on Mar 25, 2013

    I have a large quantity and a lot of different varieties of chili peppers that I would like to put to good use from my garden. I have the hottest varieties, habanero, to the mildest, gypsy peppers. I would appreciate any pepper recipes. 10 points for the best recipe and all the peppers you can use.
    By the way I like personal or family recipes better than anything out of a book.

  22. posted by stealspartansbcglobalnet on Mar 25, 2013

    I don’t really cook much, but I wanted to try makin a stir fry. What do I need? Sprouts, veggies? I was thinkin little pieces of chopped up chicken breast for protein. What sauce/spices/oil should I use? Thanks.

  23. posted by ConfusionnaJob on Mar 25, 2013

    I have a love for chicken and i preferably like fried, but i never get it the way i want it to. I’ve searched for a lot of fried chicken recipes, but i don’t know what to believe, some say use buttermilk and whole lot of other stuff. So my question is, how do you make good southern fried chicken? I would really appreciate a good recipe.

  24. posted by Brian on Mar 25, 2013

    There is a restaurant in St. Louis called “King and I” – it is the #1 Thai place in town. They have a dish called ‘Pad Spicy’ that is awesome. The menu description is: Stir Fried meat, bell pepper, basil leaves, with touch of ground fresh chili, garlic and wine…

    Sounds easy right? Not so much – I have searched for other recipes like this – but searching for ‘Pad Spicy’ on the web doesn’t bring up anything useful.

    Has anyone ever been there and copied their recipe for Pad Spicy ? The ‘pad’ part can be either beef chicken or pork.

    Thanks!@
    Uhh- I think you gave me a recipe for a pillow or something. While it looks interesting, not exactly something I would eat for dinner :)

  25. posted by Kobe on Mar 25, 2013

    I’m specifically craving sweet chili chicken fried in a light tempura in sweet Chinese chili sauce with cool cucumbers on wonton chips. How do I make it? Thank you SOOOOOOOO much

  26. posted by Lucas H on Mar 25, 2013

    I adore lamb(keema) curry from a takeaway-but would love to be able to make my own- I know that for the base you must fry off onions and then cook the masala(chili,garlic,ginger,cumin,turmeric,etc) until the spices are cooked-but I can never get the taste right-do they just put a load of oil in it to add flavour?Also how do you make chicken Chaat?
    Thanks,all help gratefully recieved

  27. posted by sakyue1993 on Mar 25, 2013

    Everytime I make chicken fried steak they come out looking almost burnt and it don’t matter what temp. they are they always look that way. What can I put in the flour to make them golden? Any help will be appreciated.

  28. posted by Ramblin Spirit on Mar 26, 2013

    Chinese Cabbage, also known as Napa, I’d like a versatile stir-fry recipe that uses a fair amount of Chinese cabbage and other vegetables.

    .

  29. posted by happyha31 on Mar 26, 2013

    I love going to the China Garden and having General Tso’s Chicken. All attemps to make it myself has falled. Also I use to love the heat when I was younger but alot of chilies no longer agree with me.

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