Spiced Russians & Chips

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  • Chips
  • 4 large potatoes
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying
  • Spiced Russians
  • 500 g Eskort Cheese Russians, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 30 ml (2 T) thyme, chopped
  • 5 ml (1 t) smoked paprika
  • 5 ml (1 t) chilli flakes
  • 15 ml (1 T) balsamic vinegar
  • 45 ml (3 T) olive oil for cooking
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Chips
  • Add salt to a pot of water and bring to the boil.
  • Quarter potatoes, add them to the boiling water and cook until al dente.
  • Remove from the heat and refrigerate potatoes to cool.
  • Press potatoes flat and deep fry until crispy.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spiced Russians
  • Add olive oil to a pan over moderate heat and fry red peppers, garlic, thyme, paprika and chilli flakes until soft and glossy.
  • Add Russians and fry until cooked (approx. 5 minutes each side).
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and season to taste.


Serve the spicy Russians on the potatoes and garnish with freshly shaved white cheese and herbs.