Salt and pepper chips

Salt and pepper chips
Salt and pepper chips

The easiest way to make salt and pepper chips is to Deep fry your chips, then heat a wok with some vegetable oil. Throw in some chopped onions and sliced chillis. Then add the chips and sprinkle Salt and Pepper seasoning to your taste. Only cook for a minute or two and your done.

Salt and Pepper Seasoning

1 Tbs Salt
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Garlic seasoning
2 tsp MSG
1 tsp Ground Szechuan peppers
1 tsp White pepper
2 tsp sugar
Heat the Szechuan peppers in a dry wok for a minute. This will release the flavour. Then add all ingredients to a mortar or a liquidiser etc until it looks like sand. This will keep for months in a secure jar or shaker. You will want to take it easy at first as it does seem saltier than salt if thats possible!

Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup


Chicken and sweetcorn soup is possibly the most popular Chinese soup available from takeaways. You can usually find this in any takeaway. It is easy and very quick to make.
2 oz cooked chicken breast
16 fluid oz chicken stock
2 oz sweetcorn
1 tbsps light soy sauce
1 large beaten egg
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 tbsp water
1tsp Sugar
1tsp MSG
1tsp Sesame Oil
Add the sesame oil to a hot wok. Shred the chicken and add to wok along with the sweetcorn. Add the chicken stock to the wok. Add the soy sauce. Next mix your cornflour and water and add to the soup to thicken (continually stir the soup while adding the cornflour and water, until the soup has thickened). Add the beaten egg to the stock and stir gently so the egg cooks in strands. Season with plenty of salt and pepper, MSG and the sugar Serve into individual bowls immediately
Note: Many takeaways omit the egg altogether. It is up to you which you prefer

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