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Monday, 21 January 2008

Sassie Chilli Dipping Sauce & Deep-Fried Crispy Potato Skins

It doesn’t take rocket science here with these two recipes but believe me it’s pure sassiness with this spicy dip and combining texture of crispy skins. The dip on initial tasting is smooth and lush then a slight kick comes into play from the chilli, all the ingredients fully complement each other. Deep-frying the potato skins ensures golden crispness with a little crunch of sea salt. You can double the quantities to my recipes to serve more guests.

Mansi at Fun & Food is hosting a Games Night Party Event and requested vegetarian recipes that are stress-free and don’t require a lot of advance preparation. So I am submitting my two recipes here for this event.

Sassie Chilli Dipping Sauce & Deep-Fried Crispy Potato Skins

For Sassie Chilli Dipping Sauce
240g can of tomatoes, drain half of the juice away
400g can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
½ red pepper, deseeded and chopped a little
3 spring onions, chopped using the green stalks too
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 tbsp tomato puree
A dash of soy sauce
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper


Add all the ingredients except the sea salt & pepper into a food processor and whiz until it becomes quite smooth. Add the sea salt & black pepper to taste. Serve in a medium bowl.

Makes enough to fill one medium-serving bowl

For Deep-Fried Crispy Potato Skins
4 Large potatoes
Oil for frying
Sea salt


Scrub the potatoes clean removing any dirt and dry off. Prick each potato with a fork all over then place into the microwave on full power for 10 minutes or until fully cooked through. When cool enough to handle cut each one in half and scoop out the flesh (this could be used for mashed potatoes at a later date). Cut the skins into wide strips and lower gently into very hot oil to deep-fry until golden in colour. Lift out and drain well onto absorbent towelling then remove to a serving plate and sprinkle with sea salt.

Serves 4 – 6


Mansi Desai said...

The dip looks great Rosie! thanks for participating in my event girl:)

Jeena said...

That is one sassy sauce for those crispy potatoes Rosie.

I love the ingredients the kidney beans sound delicious, pulses are great for so many recipes and you did a great one here!

It looks wonderful I wanted to get deep frying as soon as I saw this post. :-)

Kelly Mahoney said...

I wish I could reach through and have some of those potatoes!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Great dip Rosie...healthy too! I love dips as party food; always a hit!! Even the potato skins look swell. :0)

ShyAnd said...

Hello Rosie, that looks so great. Just perfect while i am nursing this awful cold of mine.....
:- )

Rosie said...

Hi Mansi, thanks for hosting this great Event!! I had a ball coming up with something for this :D

Hi Jeena, I’m still a learner with pulses, but I sure know where to come to find out at your wonderful blog :D

Hi Kelly, I wish you could reach in and try them – I’d love to share my goods with everyone :D

Hi Passionate Baker, I’m a sucker for dips too at parties – love crudités where folks can help themselves :D

Hi Shy, oh noooo awful things colds !! The chilli dip would help unblock that stuffed up feeling I’m sure! Hope you’re feeling better soon :D

Thanks all for calling by and also for your kind comments!

Rosie x

Bellini Valli said...

Yummo-O on both accounts. Perfect entry to the event Rosie!!

Donna said...

You Already know that "you are in SO much Trouble" Girlfriend!! LOL
(licking computer screen)!!! LOL
Have fun today Sweetie!

Rosie said...

Hi Valli, thank you for adding my link to your blog and I have done the same :) I do find dips easy for parties just fill a bowl and a few crudités it's simple :D

Hi Donna, *crash bang wallop* I wondered why my screen had a hole in it- it came through to mine when you kicked it :)) Rosie is a ducking and a diving - thanks sweetie for putting a huge smile on my face!!

Thank you ladies for calling by and your great comments :D

Rosie x

Maria said...

Rosie your dip and crispy potato skins look really yummy, i love dips so this is right up my street.


Rosie said...

Hi Maria, great to *see* you back in the Blogging world!! :D

Thanks for your kind comment too!!

Rosie x

Happy cook said...

I love the sassy chillie dip.
Ofcourse love the potatoes too.

Rosie said...

Hi Happy, the dipping sauce turned out lovely, I just added the crispy skins so I could try the dip heehee what am I like huh?!! LOL

Thanks for calling by I do appreciate it :D

Rosie x

Lisa said...

Love this recipe. I'm enjoying looking through all of the tasty treats you present here.

Rosie said...

Hi Lisa, lovely to *see* you here and I'm pleased to have found your lovely blog too :D

Many thanks for calling by and your lovely comment!

Rosie x