Recipe : Roast Chicken and mashed potatoes

From my previous post, I learnt from several people on making brown sauce for mashed potatoes.

the usual mash potato sauce is made by frying flour in a pan then adding water, salt, and pepper. (Jean)

There are other suggestions for eating mashed potatoes in my last post.

So, I decided to try making mashed potatoes again.  Remember to buy USA Russet potatoes as it is much floury instead of those from the Asian continent which I found to be very sticky.  I made a mistake of using Brastagi (Indonesian) potatoes the other day.  I boiled the huge Russet potatoes by cutting a line in the middle.  See the video on easy peeling of potatoes skin.

The potato is larger than my palm. This time, I use only an egg beater (hahaha, I don’t have any other tools) to mash it.

I roasted some chicken.  You can find the different recipes of roasted chicken here and barbeque chicken here.

I used the microwave cum grill mode and it removed a lot of the chicken fats which I had dumped into the drain.  I kept the drippings minus the oil and mixed with water.

Then, following the roux method, I made the brown sauce.  I.e. take a small piece of butter, melt it, add 2 tablespoons of flour (wheat flour) and fry till transparent.  Then, I pour in the chicken drippings.  The taste wasn’t complete so I added more sauces and some parmesan cheese.

The result is a tasty dish minus the fats except for some butter, milk and cheese plus wholesome potato and chicken.  It makes a nice kid’s lunch.  6 pieces of chicken = RM4.50.  4 huge potatoes = RM3.  Less than RM10, I can serve the whole battalion.

5 Replies to “Recipe : Roast Chicken and mashed potatoes”

  1. Wow… your roast chicken with mashed potato look so…… delicious…. really yummy…..Especially the skin of the chicken look so crisp.

  2. Yummy! Yummy! Certainly looks beter than the KFC OR chicken chop…and I’m sure tastes better to! That was such a disappointment! A deboned drumstick with the gravy they use for mashed potatoes (with some bits of button mushroom thrown in)!! Ate once, never again!

  3. The roast chicken and mashed potatoes looks extremely delicious. And the best thing of all, you are sharing the recipes with us. Thank you so much.

  4. To peel the potato easily, bring it out from boiling and soak it in ice-water immediately. The skin will loosen up and slip off like glove.

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