Originally this was supposed to be Sweet and Sour Chicken – apologies, its 3.30am and I need to get a shorter post up!
Here is a quick easy dish, which is comfort – snack food and amalgamates Chinese and English food types!
Salt and Pepper Chips – in Chinese Takeaways and Chippy’s this is surprisingly popular.
Cook chips. Up to you what kind. Probably not curly or anything that already has flavour. We used thick cut steak chips.
Prep your seasoning:
1 Chopped green or red pepper
Chilli chopped (we used green, I prefer red)
Chopped Spring Onion.
Everything is fried in a hot wok, but the spring onion:
Fry for a few minutes so the onion softens but doesn’t brown. Are you ready for the technical bit?
Chuck the chips in!
This is why it’s best to use a sturdy chip as you are stirring things up in a wok and it can get rough in there! You don’t want the chips breaking up:
Mix mix mix and add salt (table salt) and some white pepper. It HAS to be white pepper:
Add the spring onion right at the end. Once it is stirred through, serve. It’s pretty quick and if you are having chips anyway, it’s a nice way to spice it up. Essentially the chips should be spicy, salty and peppery. The white pepper also contributes to the heat. Add more salt and pepper as is required, to taste.
This was made with green pepper and chilli which I personally find more mild than red – we just used what was to hand but I would personally use red (or mix it up!) next time.
What do you think? Can the chip be messed with like this!?