A blend of nutritional yeast, cardamom, smoked paprika, and turmeric at the ready go a long way toward keeping your snack life spicy.
Don’t let summer get away from you without trying this. Then again, it is pretty swell in winter, too.
Be prepared to fry the potatoes twice: once to cook them so they fluff inside and again to get them crispy on the outside. When I use an electric fryer, I always follow the manufacturer's instructions. To make good fries in a pot on the stove, a deep-fat thermometer is essential. It ensures that the oil is at the proper temperature for deep-frying and lets you check that the oil isn't overheating, a potentially dangerous situation. A mandoline is a very useful slicing tool for cutting the potatoes (and other vegetables) quickly and to a uniform size. Both the deep-fat thermometer (also called a candy thermometer) and the mandoline are available at most cookware stores. The third essential is a pot that is large and tall enough to contain the oil without overflowing when the potatoes are slipped in.
Pile them high, as much as you like, and to your heart's content.
An update on the onion dip you know and love.
This wonderful dip keeps 1 week in refrigerator
A happy culinary accident, hard pretzels are one of America's first salty, crunchy snack foods.
Viet cooks love to grill thinly sliced pork; it's no wonder banh mi thit nuong is one of the ubiquitous options at Viet delis.
Shrimp cooked in caramel sauce (tom kho) is among my favorite Viet comfort foods.
Some people think they don't like curry powder; they assume it's spicy--but it's spiced, not spicy. If you have those kinds of guests at a party, just call this a cheese ball and don't mention the curry until after they've eaten a whole bunch and want to know the source of the unbelievable flavor.