- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 6
Tuck into Canadian comfort food - chips, gravy and cheese curds. We've tweaked the traditional recipe with gooey, stringy mozzarella
- 125g pack mozzarella or 140g/5oz cheese curd, torn or cut into small chunks
For the gravy
For the chips
- 1 ½kg floury potatoes (we used Maris Piper)
- sunflower oil , for deep frying
- STEP 1
For the gravy, toss the chicken wings in 1 tbsp of the flour, then heat the oil and butter in a large pan. Fry the chicken wings until well browned on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the onion to the pan and cook for 8-10 mins until soft and turning brown at the edges.
- STEP 2
When the onions are cooked, add the remaining flour and stir well. Put the chicken wings back in the pan, then add the carrot, bay leaf, stocks and garlic.
- STEP 3
Bring to the boil and cook for 15 mins. Strain the mixture through a sieve into another pan and simmer for another 10 mins or until thick, seasoning to taste.
- STEP 4
For the chips, scrub the potatoes but leave the skins on. Chop into chunky chips and put them in a bowl filled with cold water.
- STEP 5
Pour sunflower oil into a large pan until it is just less than half full, then heat until it reaches 125C. Drain the chips from the water and pat dry with a clean tea towel. When the oil is ready, carefully lower 1/4 of the chips into the pan. Fry for 12 mins, then remove with the slotted spoon and lay on a wire rack covered with kitchen paper. Repeat the process with the remaining chips. When they have all had their first fry, increase the temperature to 190C and fry the chips in small batches again, this time for 5 mins or until golden brown. Sprinkle the chips with salt once done, keeping them warm on a wire rack or grill tray in a low oven while you fry the rest.
- STEP 6
To finish the dish, pile the chips into deep bowls, warm the gravy and pour it over the chips. Top with pieces of cheese and serve immediately.