Dirty Chilli Cheese Fries

  • 40 mins

  • Feeds 2

  • 4 Blocks

Homemade fries. Crispy chilli and garlic. Stocked Chilli Blocks. Iconic.
  • 4 Chilli Blocks 
  • 2 Baking Potatoes
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 2 Long Red Chilli
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Grated Cheddar
  • Vegetable Oil
  1. Slice your potatoes up into thin matchsticks and place in a bowl of cold, salted water.
  2. Slice up the chilli and spring onions on a diagonal bias. Peel the garlic and cut in thin slices.
  3. Give the potatoes a good rinse in the water and drain them. Dry as thoroughly as possible in a clean tea towel.
  4. Heat up 2 inches of oil in a large pan. Do not fill the pan more than ¼ of the way. The oil should measure 180c. You can also put a small piece of bread into the oil while heating. When the bread turns golden, the oil is at temperature.
  5. Carefully drop the chilli, spring onion and garlic into the hot oil and fry until the garlic begins to turn golden brown. Remove with a slotted metal spoon and drain on kitchen towel.
  6. Carefully drop some of the potatoes into the hot oi. You may need to do this in 2 or 3 batches. Do not overcrowd the pan. Fry until the potatoes turn deeply golden brown. Remove from the oil with a metal slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towel. Sprinkle with sea salt while still hot. Repeat this as necessary.
  7. To serve, layer the seasoned fries with chilli, grated cheese and top with the crispy chilli, garlic and spring onions.