Parmesan and Chili Fries Recipe

Parmesan and Chili Fries


  • 6-8 Large Potatoes
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Parmigiano Regianno
  • Chili Flakes
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Salt and White Pepper

How to make Parmesan and Chili Fries

I made these fries to go with the Baked Meatball Hamburger I made (see my other recipe). They were delicious. The secret to a crispy french fry is cooking them twice. The first frying cooks the chip and drives off the water. The second frying crisps them and leaves you with a deliciously crispy fry.

  1. Peel the potatoes and reserve in a large bowl of cold water. Slice the peeled potatoes in french fries and return back to the cold water to soak.

  2. When you are ready to fry drain the fries and dry them well on a tea towel. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 160C and deep fry the fries in batches until half done. Cooked through but pale and soggy looking. Remove from oil, drain and cool for 20 minutes.

  3. While the fries are cooling finely dice the parsley, freshly grate about 2 tablespoons of parmigiano reggiano and mix all together with a tablespoon of chili flakes.

  4. Reheat the oil to 190C and add the fries back in until they brown and crisp. Drain again and toss with salt, white pepper and the parmesan, chili, and parsley mix. Don't add too much salt because the cheese is salty too.

Serve this with the Baked Meatball Hamburger for a decadent public holiday lunch at home. Serves 4.

  • tr1n1ty
    tr1n1ty says

    Sounds yummy >_< love fried potatoes!

  • sinanata
    sinanata says

    seems great. where's my lahmacun? :)

  • theory
    theory says

    I still haven't made it yet! I'm going to invite some Turkish friends over for dinner and try to impress them.

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    be my best friend?? i love fries , some vinegar and this would be heaven

  • sinanata
    sinanata says

    I'm sure you'll. Again, dont forget to take photos kay?

  • Botolo
    Botolo says

    Sounds very good :D By the way it's "Parmigiano Reggiano"

  • rachel
    rachel says

    these sounds lovely! i read somewhere that one way to get them to like 110% perfect (whatever that means) is to freeze them on a tray before the second fry. have you tried that?

  • theory
    theory says

    Only when I was working the grill at McDonalds when I was 14. Ha ha. But I can definitely see that working. Will give it a try next time! I think the challenge would be freezing the chips separately so that they don't all stick together in one big lump.

  • zelciia
    zelciia says

    this sounds and looks absolutely wicked.

  • rachel
    rachel says

    oh it's not a big deal - you can just chuck them all onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper to chill (for like 30 min) in the freezer, and they don't really stick together or anything. :) i just tried your recipe over the weekend, yummyyyy. thanks!

  • reinarama
    reinarama says

    I can make it with the leftover packets of parmesan and chilli flakes that came with delivery pizza

  • aberweger
    aberweger says

    yap! have to try this! sounds and looks great!

  • jazzler
    jazzler says

    I have never made fries at home before, but I am so tempted. omg, I think I'm in love. Spicy fries with cheese, love love.

  • kimmallari
    kimmallari says

    i shall give this a go! thanks! :)

  • mishmash
    mishmash says

    yes... this is gooood. i'm sick of plain old fries...

  • chazandmaz
    chazandmaz says

    Any suggestions as to what oil is best?

  • theory
    theory says

    Any oil with a high smoke point is fine. Canola, peanut or vegetable oil work. Don't use olive oil, as it will burn at the temperatures you want for deep frying. A lot of people like to use lard, duck fat or goose fat for frying potatoes, but although they are delicious, they are expensive and very, very bad for you.

  • tzimmerm
    tzimmerm says

    This looks delicious!

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