Belgium is known for their thick fries, and you can quite easily make these yourself. You simply steam the fries, then fry them. Belgians serve mayonnaise with fries (which is a match made in heaven) but I adore these with crème fraiche and chili sauce too.
- Large floury potatoes
- Crème fraiche (to serve, optional)
- Sweet and sour chili sauce
Wash the potatoes. There is no need to peel them, simply cut them into thick fries.
Steam them (I place mine in a steaming container in the microwave, then rinse off the starch afterwards) or cook them until done.
Heat a pan of oil or a frying pan to 180°C. Bake the fries for 5 minutes or until brown and crisp. Serve with whatever you prefer.