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When it comes too cooking,i prefer old, tried and tested recipes
This recipe comes from my favorite cookbook, an old woman's weekly (cookbook, not magazine)
These are a delicious side dish, though quite unhealthy . A crisp, golden-brown batter and a soft, potato center
These do take a bit of time, so be prepared!
Step 1: Ingredients
Four medium old potatoes (they need to be slightly soft)
Two cups of SR flour
A pinch of salt
A pinch of black pepper
1 and 3/4 cups water
Enough oil to deep fry ( i use vegetable or canola)
A metal or glass dish, lined with napkins or waxed (baking) paper
Measuring cups and spoons
two clean tea-towels
Step 2: Preparing the Potatoes
Take your potatoes, peel and rinse them
Then with a sharp knife, thinly slice them (no thicker then half a cm). If the potatoes slip around on the cutting board, you can cut a flat edge on them first .
Rinse them again, and set them aside (in a sink so they water doesn't run everywhere)
Step 3: Mixing the Batter
You should have a thick batter, free of lumps. At this point, you can add additional flavorings, i use a pinch of "wedge sprinkle" also known as "all purpose seasoning". You might prefer a little chilli powder or chicken salt.
Step 4: Getting Ready to Fry Them
One at a time, take the potatoes and cover in extra flour, shaking off excess. If you're short for time, put flour in a plastic freezer bag, add potatoes and shake until evenly coated.
lay them on a large plate (you can stack them)
Step 5: Preparing the Frying Process
get your fork and tongs or slotted spoon ready
Turn oven a a very low setting, so that you can leave the scallops in there while you cook other things or prepare the table. This will keep them hot
Step 6: Part One of Frying
Step 7: Part Two of Frying
place in tray again (you can replace lining if its soaked up a lot of oil) and either serve immediately or place in warm oven until your ready
Thank you for reading my instructable, i hope you enjoy this recipe
If you have any questions, comments or found an error, please comment
Thank you :)