Chips and Dip
  • Description:

    Tossed with coarse salt and strung along a skewer, these golden-fried potato chips are a terrific braai snack to enjoy around the fire – perfect if you’re looking for outdoor Christmas food ideas. And, trust us, you’ll rarely see guests’ faces light up as much as the moment they get their first taste of the to-die-for homemade dip. Tasty, quick and easy, this recipe is almost too good to be true. Serves: 8 as starter or side.

  • Ingredients:

    Potato chips:
    4-5 large potatoes
    Canola oil, for deep frying
    Salt and pepper

    Dipping sauce:
    180 g tub smooth cottage cheese
    38 g packet Ritebrand onion soup
    1 cup Ritebrand mayonnaise

    ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
    1 small freshly chopped chili, pips removed

  • Method:

    Potato chips:

    1. Pre-boil potatoes until they have a medium consistency (test with bamboo skewer).
    2. Remove from warm water immediately when done.
    3. Slice potatoes.
    4. Preheat oil on stovetop to a very high heat. Make sure you use enough oil to cover the potato slices.
    5. Fry potatoes until crisp.
    6. Remove and dry on paper towel.
    7. Toss with salt and pepper to taste.
    8. Serve hot or cold, they will be delicious either way.

    Dipping sauce:

    1. Mix all the ingredients together until the onion soup powder is more or less smooth. It will still have some crunchy pieces.

    Tips and variations:

    1. Serve fried potato slices on bamboo stick.
    2. Use paper serviettes instead of paper towels.