The Americas (Latin American, Mexican, N American)

recipebook3Skinny French Fries recipe. Do you love the taste of homemade French Fries? This easy recipe uses very thin pieces of potato, which makes them extra crispy and adds a lot to their flavour.

Step 1: You will need:

  • 2 potatoes , peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 750 ml vegetable oil , or shortening
  • some salt
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 tray
  • 1 slotted spoon
  • some paper towel

Step 2: Preheat the oil

Before starting your French fries, preheat the oil on medium heat.

Step 3: Pre-fry the fries

Add some of the French fries into the hot oil. Fry them in batches if need be, as this will maintain the temperature of the oil. Cook them until a very light brown, which should take about 3-5 minutes. Remove them and place them on the paper towel to drain. Let them rest for about ten minutes before re-frying.

Step 4: Finish the fries

Increase the heat of the oil to a higher setting. Once the oil is hot enough, add the fries in batches, as before, into the pan. Fry for roughly 1 minute, or until they turn golden brown and crispy, then remove. Place onto a tray lined with kitchen towel to drain. Wait for the oil to heat up again before placing the next batch. Continue to fry until all the fries are cooked.

Step 5: Season and serve

Finally, season them with salt and serve hot. Garnish with ketchup, vinegar, mayonnaise, or any sauce you like!

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

recipebook3This recipe for authentic tasting Kentucky southern style fried chicken will show you how to make the best tasting chicken you can imagine. Tender, juicy, and flavourful, your friends will be begging you to give them this Southern Fried Chicken recipe!

Step 1: You will need:

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cubes of chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500 ml buttermilk
  • 750 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 trays
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 fork
  • 1 slotted spoon
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • kitchen roll

Step 2: Cook the chicken

Begin by placing the chicken legs into the saucepan. Cover them with water, add the bouillon cubes and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, let them cook for 20-30 minutes. Skim off any foam and impurities that will rise to the top during the cooking period. Once cooked through, remove them with your slotted spoon and set aside. But don't discard the liquid! Add some vegetables to make a wonderful warming winter chicken broth! Place the tray of chicken into the fridge and allow to cool down for roughly half an hour.

Step 3: Preheat the oil

Heat the oil in the saucepan over a medium high heat in preparation for frying, later on.

Step 4: Make the coating

Whilst the chicken is cooling, mix together the flour, garlic powder, cayenne powder, dried parsley, dried thyme and the salt.

Step 5: Coat the chicken

Fully submerge each of the cooled chicken legs into the buttermilk. Then roll each one in the bowl of seasoned flour, to ensure that they are completely coated. Set aside.

Step 6: Fry the chicken

Add some of the chicken drumsticks into the hot oil and fry them for a couple of minutes, until the coating turns a lovely golden brown colour. Remove and place on a tray lined with kitchen roll to drain. Add another batch and fry. Cooking them in small amounts will ensure that the temperature of the oil remains constantly high. Continue to fry until all the legs are deliciously crispy!

Step 7: Serve

Your Southern Fried Chicken is now ready! Serve it immediately while piping hot!

Serves: 4 to 6

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

recipebook3American Pancakes Recipe served with sweet maple syrup, whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Step 1: You will need

  • 350 g flour
  • 1 sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 310 ml milk
  • 3 melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 tray
  • 1 frying pan

Step 2: Pancake Batter

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups (350 g) flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp white sugar and 1 tsp salt. Whisk all the dry ingredients together. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in 1 beaten egg, 3 tbsp melted butter and 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) milk. Whisk until the batter thickens.

Step 3: Hot Griddle

Add 1 tbsp butter to a pan over medium heat. Let the butter melt and coat the pan. Scoop a quarter of the batter into the hot pan. When it starts to bubble on top, flip the pancake over and brown for another minute. Remove the pancake from the pan, add more butter and repeat.

Step 4: Serve

Dress up the pancakes by adding sliced strawberries, blueberries and some delicious maple syrup. Enjoy your breakfast!

Serves: 1

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes