With St Patrick's Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to have a few Irish food posts. To start it off I could think of nothing better than posting about Irish Curry Chips, one of my favorite foods of all time (especially after a few cocktails). Although I can get them in one chipper in New York it is not convenient, nor healthy. And there is a twist available, which somehow I did not experience until my last trip to Dublin - the Trio.
I wanted to make a not terrible / somewhat healthful version, and the components are easy to make. For the fries I simply cut up the potatoes into fry (chip) shapes, toss with a bit of extra virigin olive oil and salt, and bake in the oven at 425F for about 8 minutes, flip and bake for another 8 minutes or so.
While those were baking I made the curry sauce - about 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk with about 2 tsp chopped garlic and 2 tsp-ish curry powder. Cook on medium-low to low heat until hot. It doesn't thicken much with the unsweetened coconut milk, if you use the canned variety it will.
To enjoy just curry fries put the two together in a bowl and enjoy!
I took it is a step further and added rice to make a trio. It sounds so weird to North Americans, but it is so good. I used volcanic rice, but any variety would do. I had some pre-made that I heated up in the microwave, then added fries and finally the curry sauce. While it can't hold a candle to the trios you can get in a Chinese restaurant in Dublin, these certainly suffice for my cravings.