“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Frozen Food „
I would much rather make every meal from scratch however currently I simply do not have time to do this. My partner comes in about 4:30 and is back out again to his other job within an hour, as am I most days. Therefore, we do have a stash of things in the freezer that can be literally thrown in the oven and left to cook themselves.
When we spotted these in Tescos a few weeks back we thought they would be a nice change to the potato croquettes or waffles that we usually had. We had had them before though not for a while so we knew we liked them.
We paid 94p fo 750g which I think is good value for money as the bags big enough to last us a good 3 dinners so it has around 6 servings.
The bag shown above has changed and now it is a deep red/orange colour with large letters telling us what they are and a simple picture of the product.
You can either cook these in the oven or deep fat fryer. We dont actually own a fryer but even if we did I expect we would still put them in the oven as its just easier for us as it means we can walk off and leave it for 20 minutes, only coming back when its ready.
When they are cooked, the lattices are a golden brown in colour and smell quite spicy. They are all different sizes, ranging from just an inch square to about 3 inches square.
Biting into the potatoes I usually find that they are quite soggy rather than crispy and only the smaller ones go particularly crunchy. However, they still taste quite nice. They have a spicy coating on them which isnt too strong but gives them a nice kick. The potato inside is soft and fluffy and mixed with the coating gives a nice flavour.
A serving contains 305 calories, 1g sugar, 14g fat, 2g saturates and 0.8g salt. Now this is really high, especially in calories and fat. Therefore these should only be enjoyed every so often and now that I've read this we probably wont be having them again for a few weeks.
We quite like these, they are easy to cook and have a nice flavour. For 94p they are an absolute bargain but due to the high calories and fat they shouldnt be enjoyed too often.
I love these Tesco Crispy Lattice Potatoes, they make a nice change from chips and stuff like that and are nice and unusual to eat. They're thin scallops of potato that have been made into like a woven lattice shape, it's a wicked idea because the holes in the potato and thinness of them makes them lovely and crispy.
They take 20 mins in the oven or you can deep fry them, I don't fry much so haven't tried it that way but I don't think it would be much good for you because a bit of fat comes out of them even cooking them in the oven so I reckon they'd soak loads of fat up.
The lattices have got a Southern Fried coating on them and that helps them be so crispy because it's a sort of coating that is poured over the potato like a mega thin batter. It's a proper nice tasting coating, it's not spicey like I thought it would be but it's deffo got a nice warm taste to it that goes nice with the potato inside.
Not that there's that much potato in them because of the lattice's being so thin, what space there is is packed with light mashed potato and it's got a nice flavour that isn't majorly salty but you can tell it's been seasoned because you can still taste the potato nice over the tasty coating.
You'd have these any time you would eat oven chips, they're not greasy tasting but are something you could easily swap for chips any time. I had them with steak the other day and they were delish with a bit of thick gravy poured over them, and they was also gorgeous tonight when I did me and my sisters a burger in a bun with all the trimmings. I put some of these lattices on each of our plates and everyone loved them... my 10 year old sister even put some on her burger and when I tried that it was delish like something you'd get out of BK!
A 750g bag of Crispy Lattice Potatoes costs £1.29 and I think that's wicked value, a bag will last for ages because you don't need that many to fill you up. I've had a few cooked and on their own in a bowl before now and they're delish like that as a snack.
Recommended... a wicked price and dead nice potato product that makes a lovely change from chips!!!
We had a nice unhealthy pizza meal tonight so when I passed the freezer aisle and saw these potato lattices on offer at £1.00 (usual price £1.29) I decided to give them a try.
The bag is now red (different to the picture Dooyoo have) and has a picture of the potato lattices on the front which was what enticed me to try the product as I love potato and this was definitely something different.
These lattices are made from 80% potato, 10% sunflower oil & 10% seasoning and can be cooked from frozen in the oven or the deep fat fryer. I have only cooked these in the oven from frozen so this is the method that I am commenting on.
The lattices cook it around 20-25 minutes and it's easy to see when they are cooked as they take on a crispier edge to the outside whilst turning a lovely golden brown colour. There is a coating on the lattices which reminds me of southern fried wedges. The potato is very light and fluffy inside and the outside has a delicious crispness to it. The seasoning is very mild and does not give off much spice at all, although, it does have a very delicious taste to it and when dipped in to mayonnaise it becomes even more delicious.
The lattices are various sizes but I did find that they all cooked evenly apart from two which had become stuck together and these still had a slightly floppy inside to them.
These lattices were delicious and my fiancé agreed. The bag of lattices is excellent value, even at it's usual price, and for 750g it's going to last for quite a few portions at meal times. There is 245 calories and 11.2g of fat per 100g so these should be enjoyed in moderation but I would say we only had around 100-150g each with our slice of pizza each tonight and they were very filling.
I'm sure that these would be fine for cooking in the deep fat fryer and I imagine that they would crisp up lovely but I'm sure that much fat would be absorbed and these are already unhealthy enough without that added addition!
I am going to rate these 5/5 as the taste was very nice and for the price paid I was suitably impressed. I'm looking forward to our next unhealthy meal where I can cook some more of these up!
I used to work in a Harvester Restaurant in Stoke on Trent, years and years ago, when I was in my teenage years and thats when I initially come across this potato product, Lattice Fries as they called them. Having a meal allowance there, everyone wanted these instead of chips and jacket potato, however it was the one thing that the didn't have on the menu for staff which was disappointing.
Ten years on, I hadn's had these since I worked at the Harvester and on a recent shopping trip to Tesco, I came across the CRispy Lattice Potato, which instantly bought them back to me and I thought they had got to be like the ones that I used to have back in the day so I popped a packet of them in my trolley to take home and try.
This product is a frozen product so you keep them in the freezer and cook them from frozen. I couldn't wait long to see if they tasted the same as the ones I had become addicted to years prior, so the same night, I got them out of the freezer and popped a tray full in the oven to snack on.
They are best oven cooked, on gas mark 7 for around 20 minutes, making sure that you keep turning them occasionally to make both side crispy as a lot of grease does come off them when you cook them obviously because they are cooked before they are frozen, and in some cases if you don't keep turning them, they stay a little soft and not as nice as when they are crispy. Ideally leave them in for 30 minutes and they are normally perfect depending on the way that your oven cooks.
The product comes in flat slices that are latticed, various sizes deoending of the size on the potato before they are turned intro lattices.
When cooked to my liking, I popped then on a plate and they smell a tiny little bit spicy, nothing too spicy, just a hint, and I couldn't wait to dig into them. They were exactly like what I was hoping for them to be like. They have the similar coating to spicy wedges if you have ever tasted them before, and are extrememly crispy when you bite into them, the outside coating crunches as you start to get to the inner potato.
I have only seen these available in Tesco, however Morrisons actually sell them cooked as single portion on their hot counter for around 75p a portion which they are making a killing on as you can buy a full bag from Tesco for just 99p and cook them yourself to yor own liking.
Potato made into lattice shapes with a mild spicy seasoning.