We all had times in our lives when we achieved something we really really wanted. This can fill us with a feeling of euphoria and joy. And we ALL need this from time to time!
A humble blogger like me cooking with a top chef like Michael Caines has given me enough adrenalin to keep me going for months now 🙂
Uniform Foodies is a partnership between Michael Caines and the top UK’s dating site for uniformed singles: Uniformdating.com.
A national survey commissioned by UniformDating.com, found that Indian curries, fish and chips and soups were universally loved by our uniformed professionals, whereas the British classics of gammon and chips and a full English breakfast were less popular with not a single vote!
According to the survey these were the favourite dishes for each uniformed profession:
Police Officer: Fish and Chips
Armed Forces: An Indian Curry
Doctor: Fish and Chips
Fire Fighter: An Indian Curry
How interesting that only nurses like a salad for lunch!
My winning recipe has been uploaded onto the App together with many delicious recipes from fellow bloggers who entered the competition.
You will find many of Michael Caines’s tasty recipes on the App and in the next few weeks I will have fun in my kitchen cooking some of his recipes. Yesterday I made fish and chips which my husband and children went mad with. I have to be honest here: I rarely buy fish and chips from a chippy as it sits on my stomach for hours and I find it far too greasy.
So why is it that if you make fish and chips at home it is much lighter? The quality of the oil plays a big part. In fish shops the oil is low quality and has been re-used many times, the freshness of the fish is also very important.
Michael made fish and chips in beer batter and tartare sauce.
I have substituted the beer batter for a lighter tempura batter made with egg, flour and fizzy water, as I think it might be lighter for someone working on a shift. When working you need to concentrate and function well so the lighter and the more nutritious the food is the better.
I have triple cooked the chips like Michael did and although it is an extra step in the preparation of homemade chips, this is certainly worth it: you will be able to get chips that are crunchy outside and soft inside. To die for!
My chips.. ready! Let’s dive in!
And here you are: triple cooked chips with haddock coated in lighter tempura batter and tartare sauce. TASTY!!