The Fake-Away.. now more than ever, people are putting their culinary skills to the test and rustling up an alternative to their favourite take away. Here I'm going to tell you how to serve up one of my favourites, with minimal effort, the same great taste and a fraction of the cost.
I am of course talking about the chipper! And including something quintessentially Irish, the spice burger. Using an all Irish line up, I recently put together an order I'd usually place in the local chip shop.
2x Spice Burgers
1x Curry Sauce
This would cost around €12.70 + any delivery fee from the chipper if you’re not collecting. The homemade version cost €9.50 by buying the following..
Walls Honest Chips - €3.50 per pack
McDonnells Curry Dip - €2 (2 Pack)
In theory this actually only costs €7 for the portion as you'll only be using one of the Curry Pots and 2 of the Sausages.
Lets talk about the ingredients..
Walls Honest Chips - You can pick these up in Aldi for €3.50, they are incredible. They taste exactly like chipper chips! They come in innovative packing, inside the bag you get parchment paper to place on your oven tray, and they cook in 15-20mins (depending on how crispy you want them). All you have to add, if you want, is the salt & vinegar.
Walsh's Spice Burgers - These spice burgers are unreal, I'm a big fan of them! Spice Burgers are a national treasure, for me they're always an add on when ordering a chipper, if not it's a double dose as 1 by itself only leaves me wanting more! Again, easy cooking, pop them in the oven for 15-20 mins with the chips.
Clonakilty Sausages - Top class Irish Sausages, add two of these to the mix for good measure. I had these in the fridge already, they work out at 25c per Sausage from an 8 pack.
McDonnells Curry Dip - this is probably the most Irish product that most households have in their press, McDonnells Curry Sauce. But, these new little dips/pots are class, far handier than the already easy to make powder. Heated in the microwave for just one minute these little pots are the perfect portion.
All in all this is a very easy 'recipe' to put together, bang it all in the oven for 20 minutes with very minimal effort. Pop the curry sauce in the microwave and serve up a quick, easy, and very tasty (and a little healthier) chipper style Fake-Away.
I'll definitely be making this again!
Slán go fóill,