FILET DE BOUEF ET POMMES SOUFFLÉ AU JUS GRAS
Now this was a challenge! Matt and I were thinking how hard can it be to soufflé a few chips and the answer, extremely. Not only do you have to get the thickness and size right, but the main component to this recipe is the first cooking process and getting that all important blistering right. It’s hard to think about making the whole dish in just 90 minutes like the contestants on Master Chef Australia. In this post we will share our tips on how we had success with the Pommes Soufflé supplied with a link to make the whole dish bellow.
Filet De Bouef with Pommes Soufflé, Parsley purée and Jus Gras
– Royal Blue Potatoes
– 2 Cups Canola Oil
– Sea Salt Flakes
We found that royal blue potatoes worked and tasted the best. First cut the potatoes roughly 3mm in width at the largest part of the potato. You want to get close to 4cm x 4cm squares as possible out of each slice and leave in a bowl so they don’t dry out. Next you want to heat the canola oil in a medium sauce pan with the thermometer and bring that temperature of 140°C (it take some fine tuning but try and keep the oil at a constant). You also want to heat oil in a deep fryer to 180°C. Place the potato squares into the oil and continuously agitate the oil by moving the pan or by using a wooden spoon being careful as the oil is hot.
Continue cooking and agitate until the potato starts to show signs of puffing or blistering. This should take about 5 minutes. Next remove from the oil and add to the 180°C oil in the deep frier. They only want to be in there until they have completely puffed up, about 30 seconds. Remove from the oil, season with salt and set aside or enjoy straight away. This might not sound like a lot but trust us it was a lot harder than it seemed and very rewarding with the end product.
Link to the Master Chef Australia recipe page: http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/masterchef/recipes/filet-de-bouef-et-pommes-souffle-au-jus-gras