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Spiced Russians & Chips
Spiced Russians & Chips

Paprika and red peppers make this a smoking-hot take on classic Russian and chips.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total Time: 40 min
Serves: 4






large potatoes


salt to taste


oil, for deep frying

Spiced Russians


500 g

Eskort Cheese Russians (or Smoked Russians)


red peppers, chopped

1 clove

garlic, chopped

30 ml (2 T)

thyme, chopped

5 ml (1 t)

smoked paprika

5 ml (1 t)

chilli flakes

15 ml (1 T)

balsamic vinegar

45 ml (3 T)

olive oil, for cooking


salt and pepper to taste



  • Add salt to a pot of water and bring to the boil.

  • Quarter potatoes, add them to the boiling water and cook until al dente.

  • Remove from the heat and refrigerate potatoes to cool.

  • Press potatoes flat and deep fry until crispy.

  • Season with salt and pepper.

Spiced Russians

  • Add olive oil to a pan over moderate heat and fry red peppers, garlic, thyme, paprika and chilli flakes until soft and glossy.

  • Add Russians and fry until cooked (approx. 5 minutes each side).

  • Add the balsamic vinegar and season to taste.


  • Serve the spicy Russians on the potatoes and garnish with freshly shaved white cheese and herbs.

Recipe Meal Type: - Lunch
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