“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Other Vegetables „
I fell in love with curly fries when I was at a takeaway joint after a night out, and obviously realised that I could not continue with this obsession due to the health aspect and the cost. This means that when I found this range in Morrisons I was VERY happy!
I bought a pack of these for just under £2 and got several meals out of it which is reasonable and a lot cheaper than that of branded curly fries.
Obviously these still aren't "healthy" so I wouldn't recommend them all the time, but I cooked them oven baked instead of deep fried which is much better for you and tasted very good (though these are still suitable for deep frying if you have that capability in your home, and do taste fantastic done in this way). They have some sort of coating on them as well which makes the taste much better than standard oven chips! Also they are much more fun being curly (yes I am still a child on the inside, but this may actually be a valid point for parents, children will be interested in these for the shape). Once cooked they are golden brown and slightly crispy on the outside and fluffy potato on the inside.
One negative is that sometimes these don't seem to cook all the way through very well. They look done on the outside, are hot all the way through (and have been cooked according to the instructions) but the inside is still chewy which can be mildly unpleasant. It doesn't happen all the time and tends to be with a small amount of the chips within a packet, but it's just something I came across.
Overall, they are good for anyone who wants a cheaper tasty potato product, of a generally high quality and very tasty!
I'm a massive potato and carbohydrates in general eater, so curly fries are a natural choice for me. I was never allowed them when I was child, probably because they're not exactly the healthiest food! Now I'm at university and stock my own cupboards though, I'm able to buy the food I want, and I eat these occasionally when I'm either a) wanting a quick hot snack or b) needing a quick meal as I have lectures late or I've got cheerleading practice.
The main advantage of these curly fries is their taste and texture. They taste exactly like normal fries, apart from curly and *very* slightly spiced. Personally I can no longer taste the spice on them, but it's worth noting that for those with delicate palates, such as children. They come all curled up but during the cooking process they do start to uncurl, however they are all of different lengths so you may get some long ones and some smaller, tightly wound ones. This can sometimes lead to them cooking a little too little, but generally I wait until the smaller ones are crunchy to take them out.
They're very quick to cook, taking only 18 minutes in the oven at 200oC. They tend to go a bit oily after cooking though, which can be off putting - if you don't like greasy lips then just blot them out on kitchen towel before serving them. I always have mine with ketchup though they go great with mayonnaise or BBQ sauce! Eat them on their own, in a sandwich or with some kind of meat - and vegetables, of course!
I'm not a huge fan of Morrisons, but with visiting my friend for a week came the opportunity to sample a broad range of products from the Northern supermark chain Morrisons, including one of my favourite evening foods "curly chips".
I have to say I was a bit skeptical at first of trying their own brand foods, I'm a bit of a food snob and more used to waitrose own products than other supermarkets. So with hesistation I accepted the suggestion of curly fries for my evening meal. The packing is somewhat less attractive than branded products, and even waitrose's own chips, but good riddance to it, I thought I'll give it a go.
Accompanied with Morrison's own tomatoe ketchup, I tucked into my serving of fries and was suprised that they were somewhat better than I had expected, when compared to Mcdonalds own fries! They have a nice crisp coating, with a very plesant flavour with I must imagine is a combination of pre-added spices or ones my friend may have added when I was not looking. The coating was very crisp, yet soft enough to make them a very pleasant side to the main! In addition, they were not lumpy like some cheaper brands of chips, and yet not too fatty that they would taste like drinking oil from a fat frier.
Overall, great on a budget, a good alternative to the more expenive brands, with only a slight compromise in taste.
Morrisons range is a good range for most items, and one of these items is Curly Fries. They are from the frozen section of Morrisons, and come in a bag which has a picture of a potato and some curly fries on the front of it. There is nutritional information on the back of the bag too.
The fries themselves are actually quite nice to eat, with a slight southern fried coating to them, which make them more interesting to eat then plain chips. Some of the fries are huge long curls of potato, while other pieces can be small, tiny pieces that don't even make a part of a curl, but this is the same with all brands of curly fries I have tried, even top brand ones.
These fries are oven cooked, and take around 20 - 25 minutes to cook on gas mark 6/7, which seems to be an average time for most foods I cook, so I can just pop it all in the oven together and not have to worry about different timings and temperatures.
A bag of these fries will cost you 99p, and I find there is enough in the bag to last around 6 meals, which I think is brilliant for the low price. They taste great, and I find that everyone in my house eats them, and they go great with beans and sweetcorn. I don't think I can find any fault with these fries and I recommend them to everyone.
I thought I'd give these a try as they are around half the price of the Mc Cains equivalent. They come in a 600g bag which is smaller than the mccains but I think it still represents good value.
These are a seasoned curly potato fry and make a particularly nice accompaniment to southern fried chicken or chicken nuggets. They cook in a 200 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes and have to be cooked in a single layer so they cook evenly. Even so it is advisable to change them around on the tray every 5 minutes or so as they burn very easily and go hard.
They have quite a spicy taste similar to a cajun type seasoning but it isn't overpowering and it can be cooled with a dash of mayonnaise.
As a supermarket brand alternative these are a good choice, you aren't compromising on taste and for around £1 they are a good freezer staple for those days when you just need something quick. I must add though that the quality of these can be hit and miss and the last couple of times I got them they were extremely bitty and greasy. Perhaps this was a little manufacturing glitch on their part so I won't give up on them just yet!
I don't like a lot of Morrisons own brand food but these Curly Fries are delish, they only cost about £1.20 a bag and are so yummy that I can't stop eating them at the minute.
They are oven fries that are curled up, some are in tight spirals but then you've got smaller ones in the bag that are just sort of wavy. I love the spiral ones because as they're cooking they open out like them Turkey Twizzlers used to. These fries don't cook all that even so I recommend you put a few more in than you're going to eat because some will deffo end up too hard and crunchy to eat.
They have got a light coating on that's a bit spicey, it doesn't say on the bag but I reckon it's Southern Style seasoning. It's nice and peppery with a delish spice that cops the back of the tongue like all good Southern fried food.
The chips are nice because the insides are fluffy and yummy, loads of supermarket own brand chips are nearly hollow inside because all the potato has disappeared while it's cooking. These stay nice and fluffy and that makes them wicked to eat, I also love how the spicey coating goes sooooo nice with the potato inside the chips.
Like I said some of the fries go mega hard in the oven and I wouldn't try eating one of the hard ones because you might break a tooth on it, they're not crunchy just HARD!
That doesn't bother me that much though because if you just put too many in in the first place you'll end up with just the right amount by the time they're done! lol
These chips are wicked with ketchup but not that good for a butty because they're too thin and fries never taste right on bread. I like that these aren't greasy either, they hardly leave any fat on the baking tray and the taste of them deffo isn't oily.
When my mum arrived home from shopping she's bought a bag of these to make a change from chips to have with Morrison's Southern Fried Chicken Fillets. The only time I'd had curly fries before was at school when I was younger, needless to say I wasn't expecting much but I was very surprised.
Price: Morrison's Curly Fries are £1.19 for a 600g bag, which is a pretty generous size. It's not bad as most chips are about the same price range if not a little more expensive, so thumbs up so far.
Cooking Instructions: You cook these in the oven for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees. Be careful though, undercook and they're mushy, overcook and they're hard. This is mainly the case for the little curls though, not the main spirals, it's not that hard to get right but any little ones just watch your teeth on.
Smell: These smell lovely, thanks to the american style seasoning which has been added to them. This give them the added edge over chips without the heaviness or cost of wedges. I really couldn't wait to give these curly fries another try.
Taste: The outsides of the curly fries were nice and crispy like I said, becareful of the little ones, the potato inside though was nice and fluffy, really light but very moreish! The flavouring was so nice, and it worked really well with the southern fried chicken aswell. I dipped mine in sour cream dip and this also worked well, contrasting against the slightly spicey american dressing. They weren't greasy either which I was glad of, if you deep fried them I think they would be.
Nutrition: Per 125g after cooked:
So not that great for you but neither are chips and I found these a much nicer alternative.
Overall: I would recommend these Curly Fries to anyone, I think children who are fussy eaters would especially like these due to the novelty aspect of them being curly. Great with a meal or on their own as a snack, I'll definately be buying again!
Morrisons Curly Fries
Description: Manufacturer: Morrisons / Food Type: Chips.
I must admit that I probably wouldn't have bought these curly fries if I had just been shopping for myself or Mr Siamese but one day, I was babysitting my friends little girl who is at the tender age of 7, extremely aware of what she does and doesn't like and not afraid to tell you!
So, we had spent a lovely day walking the dog and then watching a DVD (Beauty and the Beast for those who are interested - a film that I cannot recommend highly enough, no matter what your age!), I asked her what she would like for dinner. Without any hesitation, she informed me that what she would really like was curly fries, and it was okay if I didn't have any because she would take me to Morrisons and show me exactly where to find them!
We duly walked to Morrisons and sure enough, she knew exactly where to find these fries (in the freezer section). We bought a 600g bag which cost us £1.18 and took them home to prepare.
They are very simple to make, you just have to preheat the oven and then pop them in for around 15 minutes.
The fries have a slight dusting of a very mildly spiced coating, which actually makes them pretty tasty. Like the name suggests, they are curly, so you end up with a plate full of springy spiral shapes, which look a little different to the bog standard chips you can buy.
Tastewise, these are quite nice, and the slightly spiced coating gives them something a little extra. They are crispy on the outside and softer on the inside and go well on their own or with something to dip them into (we had ketchup!). Of course, if you are a fan of the big, chunky home made chip then you are likely to find this product disappointing but if you want something thin, crispy and slightly spicy then these are well worth trying.
Finally, I must conclude this review by offering my thanks to Ellie, who not only introduced me to these curly fries, but also insisted on doing the washing up afterwards - what a little star!
Nutritional information per 125g serving is as follows;
6.6g of fat
Curly Fries are lovely. As long as they are cooked just right. Not to crispy so that they nearly break your Teeth, and a little bit better cooked than a greasy mush.
We are not in Morrisons that odten. Our only "local" branch s about 5 miles away, so we don't have much need to venture to the town that it's in, but when we are up that way then we will have a nose in, as I like most of their stuff - especially their Bread and Cakes selection.
These were in the freezer section and cost me £1.19 for the 600g bag.
The packaging was alright. It was a plastic bag which teared easy enough. Not the most eye catching bag with the beige and yellow colouring and the obligatory picture of the food on the front.
You can either Oven cook these in a 200oc oven for about 18-20 minutes, or deepfry them, which makes them cook pretty quick. I find that these type of Chips keep the grease in when you Deepfry them, and even when over cooked, they have a slight greasy tinge to them, but not much. For this reason I prefer to ovencook.
I would say that this size of bag gave us 3 generous sized portions, which is not bad for the money.
There was a good amount of spiral shaped Fries along with the half moon shaped ones as well. I do prefer a nice Curly Fry, as they just taste so nice and fluffy inside, and also with the potato all coiled up it's like it tastes softer and fresher, if that makes sense for a frozen product.
The Fries seem to have a slight coating on them which is a bit southern tasting. The outside of the Fries are nice, crisp and golden, and it is only a light dusting of the coating, but a nice subtle taste of this. I just gave them a sprinkling of Salt and had a blob of Mayo on the side to dip in.
On the back of the pack it states that these have 325 calories and 16.6g of fat per 125g.
These were nice Curly Fries, and although I find that most things like these taste the same, I would say these ones taste a bit better than Tesco's ones,as there seemed to be more whole Chips in this bag, and that's what I like!
Morrisons curly fries taste great and are quite a bit crispier than some branded curly fries, such as McCains's.
Last month, I bought several packs of both McCain's Curly Fries and Morrisons own brand curly fries and after extensive testing found that Morrisons' were actually curly and coily, crisp, not dripping fat and very spicy and tasty. McCain's on the other hand looks merely curvy rather than curly, soaked significant amounts of oil (even though baked without adding oil!) and were mushy.
So far, I have bought 3 bags of them and baked 2 and fried one. Considering the amount of oil used for frying and the mess and smell it causes, I would highly recommend oven baking to keep things tasty and tidy.
Not only that, but they are very low cost at a mere 80p compared to branded fries costing up to 2 pounds for the same quantity and last for 5 very large portions.
They are spiced with pepper, salt and a hint of other spices and very much complement Tomato Sauce or Ketchup. I'd highly recommend eating with Sausages, Pizza and / or steamed vegetables for a great meal.
I absolutely love chips. I love nothing more than my Mums home made one's which my Step-Father calls sticks of grease so I don't get them very often nowadays! Tut at families eh lol! I'm not keen on bags of oven and/or frying chips and try to avoid eating those so from time to time as a compromise my Mother gets these and it's my turn to say lump it or like it to my Step-Dad...every dog has it's day lol.
White and beige plastic bag with a photograph of the fries adorning the front and I'm told they are Morrisons Curly Fries 'Tasty curly fries with a delicious seasoned coating', there is a nutritional at a glance chart show and I'm told they cook in the oven, are suitable for Vegetarians, must be kept stored frozen and that the bag is 600g in weight. On the back of the bag other information includes being given a list of ingredients and being given allergy advice (these contain gluten), a full nutritional breakdown chart is shown, I'm told how to cook them (you can oven cook them in 20-25 minutes or deep fry them in 3- 1/2 minutes), I'm told how to store them too and contact details for Morrisons are given. Nice enough bag but there is no resealable option which makes it hard to store!
Well these are slightly curly fries, made of potato and seasoned with garlic and onion powder, paprika and black pepper. All of the spices are smooth and generously coat each individual fries which makes the colour of these a slight orangy.
We always fry ours and give them a good shake off because in the oven they just taste a bit too dry and hard. However do be aware that if your frying these the coating of spices does come off and into the fat a little bit and discolour it however they do still stay coloured and flavoured of course.
These are simply gorgeous. They taste of potato and when cooked in oil they go crispy and golden and simply look very appetising indeed. You don't have to season these and the spices just really compliment the said potato. Not too heavy in the spices but you can detect the flavours added! These are just really easy to cook, don't taste greasy and taste wonderful and I love them!
Nutritional Information Per 125g As Prepared:
Only available in Morrisons stores costing around £1.29 a bag.