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.

Post Author: Lilian

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5 thoughts on “Recipe : Roast Chicken and mashed potatoes

    Paul Tan

    (June 21, 2006 - 5:54 pm)

    haihhhh. 🙁

    Ellena

    (June 21, 2006 - 9:45 pm)

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

    suituapui

    (June 22, 2006 - 9:30 am)

    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!

    Belle

    (June 27, 2006 - 8:38 pm)

    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.

    doc

    (July 6, 2006 - 11:25 am)

    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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