It seems that the British just can’t get enough of the tasty potato food and so Chip Week is calling on all chip lovers across the nation to celebrate chips in all formats.
There is everything from crinkly, wedges, chunky and straight chips so whatever is your favourite, there isn’t any excuses to not getting involved.
Here are some fun facts about chips to sink your teeth into;
- Around 200 million chip meals are sold in fish and chip shops each year.
- Nearly 60% of the chips prepared in the home are oven baked; over a third is fried and 3% are microwaved.
- The most popular day of the week Brits eat chips is Friday.
- 87% of Britons love chips
- In just one year Britain eats nearly three billion meals containing chips.
There are numerous ways to cook chips, so grab your aprons and try some of these recipe ideas!
Chocolate Chip Cookie
A chip shop in Birmingham has reinvented a biscuit favourite by making chocolate chip cookies with actual chips. *Personally here at Ulster Weavers, we just enjoy the traditional chocolate ones!*
Spicy Wedges with Avocado Dip
This is perfect as a starter meal to tantalise the taste buds but not fill your belly up too much!
Egg, Chips and Beans
This is a classic meal which has been cooked for generations but is timeless due to its simplicity and the fact that it is just delicious.
Steak, Chips and Vegetables
Again, this is a definitive British mealtime that will whet the appetite of any man. And girls, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Finish the dish with some peppercorn sauce for the piste de resistance.
Remember that chips can be dangerous though because how hot they can become. You need to be especially careful when you are deep-fat frying or cooking with oil because it can catch fire easily; so use some kitchen tea towels when carrying the plates to avoid hands getting burnt.