22 June - 2023
Potatoes are one of the essential food groups.
My Chums, let's be real. Potatoes are one of the essential food groups. Diet culture will shun them and pretend they are the devil but I consider myself quite the expert when it comes to this underground vegetable and pronounce them heaven’s treat on Earth.
Whether they are mashed, baked, fried, or roasted, potatoes are a staple in any kitchen. One of the most common food items across nations has broken out into a competitive playground to achieve the fluffiest, crispiest, golden(est) vegetables to exist. Culinary chefs battle it out everyday to perfect this little guy. So why on earth are you still boiling them at home? If I see one more potato slip into a pot of boiling water, with a knob of butter and salt to finish, I might have to tie up my apron altogether.
Why settle for the same old boring potato side dish when you can elevate your meal with a little Danish Crunch? Trust me, once you try this crispy, savoury, and oh-so-delicious potato dish, you'll never go back to your regular old spuds again.
Let me introduce you to the world of the Danish Crunch. Well, it's a traditional Danish dish that is essentially a cross between a potato chip and a french fry. Imagine thin slices of potato, fried until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, but soft and fluffy on the inside. Sounds pretty amazing, right?
The best part about Danish Crunch is that it's incredibly versatile. You can season it with your favorite herbs and spices, or even add cheese or bacon for an extra indulgent treat. Serve it as a side dish with your favorite protein, or enjoy it as a snack on its own. The possibilities are endless.
But before we get to the recipe, let me warn you: making Danish Crunch is not for the faint of heart. It requires a bit of patience and some serious knife skills, but trust me, the end result is totally worth it. I do however note to throw out the knife (not literally) and invest in a quality mandoline. It will save you on days like this, and have your guests imagining you slaved away all along.
4 large potatoes (I wouldn’t use anything other than Agria)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Olive oil, to grease the dish
Wash and peel the potatoes. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, slice the potatoes into very thin rounds. The thinner, the better!
In a small bowl, mix together the salt, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Grab your chosen dish, arrange the potato slices upright in rows until the dish has been filled. I usually opt for a round dish, but you can use a cake tin, or a banana loaf tin.
Roast in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.
Serve the Danish Crunch hot, with your favorite dipping sauce or seasoning.
Life is too short to deprive ourselves of delicious, crispy, golden brown potatoes. This is the ultimate potato side dish that will elevate any meal to new heights of luxury and deliciousness. Give my danish crunch recipe a try and let me know what you think. Happy cooking!