Product Type: Morrisons Spices & Seasoning
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Tasty but full of fat
Morrisons Crispy Potato Slices
Member Name: i_am_joy
Morrisons Crispy Potato Slices
Advantages: A lovely Southern Fried coating, tasty
Disadvantages: Lots of fat in the slices which gives them an greasy taste
I bought these frozen Crispy Potato Slices from Morrisons a while ago for my granddaughters', they weren't too keen so rather than waste them I thought I'd cook them up for me and my brother when he visited the other day to have with a piece of chicken and some green beans.
I believe Morrisons also do the same potato slices chilled but this was the frozen variety I tried which cost £1.29 for a good sized bag of slices.
They take around 20 minutes to cook and need turning a couple of times to ensure they crisp up properly. The slices are all around 5mm thick and obviously the diameter of them depends on the size of the original potato but mine were all a good size apart from the odd few which were much smaller and crisped up wonderfully like the chips from the chippy that some people delightfully call 'scabs'.
They have a lovely crinkle cut appearance and look great once cooked as the flavouring on the slices helps them to turn a delicious golden brown colour, I was impressed with how uniformly they turned brown as I often find with foods like this that some will be brown much quicker than the others so you always have to risk those burning or put them on your plate while waiting for the paler ones to cook.
The slices are coated in a mild Southern fried seasoning which is delicious, the coating is what crisps so well on the slices while the potato inside retains a light and fluffy texture. I think they taste lovely and are a welcome and interesting change from oven chips, in fact I rarely eat oven chips as I find them bland but these are full of flavour and very moreish. The Southern fried seasoning is perfect, not too strong like Tesco's own brand Southern Fries which are extremely spicy and not bland like a packet of Southern fried wedges I bought from Sainsbury's recently.
My granddaughters' didn't like them but couldn't put their fingers on why, the nine year old said the potato tasted funny but then she's not one for frozen potato products so they possibly tasted a little synthetic for her liking even underneath the strong seasoning. Her twelve year old sister is a fussy nightmare when it comes to food so don't let her thumbs down put you off as it means nothing!
There is a problem with these and that is the fact that they are absolutely full of fat. I haven't got the packet to give you the nutritional information, but when the slices are cooking they release so much oil that I had to blot some off the baking tray after around 15 minutes as I was worried I was going to drip it as I was carrying it. They almost have a shallow fried flavour, which considering they are cooking sitting in so much oil is probably more accurate than I thought. Even after blotting the slices on kitchen roll I could taste the grease and feel it as I chewed.
I do think these are a very tasty food and I did enjoy eating them, but the amount of fat really put me off. I'm not saying I have a wonderful diet and shun fatty foods, but I am trying to improve my general diet and these just will not fit into my plan as even without knowing the nutritional content I can tell there aren't enough calories in my allowance for me to be able to indulge in these very often.
Summary: Too much fat for me at the moment, I'll hunt for a similar lower fat potato slice though.
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