[Sweden] The chips are made of Matsutake, one of the world’s most sought-after species of fungi, and a special truffle seaweed.
It’s a makeover the humble potato’s probably been screaming for, for years. It’s just that no one listened. Until Now.
A brewery in Sweden, St. Erik’s recently unveiled the world’s most expensive potato chips, priced at $56 for five pieces (approximately Rs 3,800). According to the brewery’s website, “the world’s most expensive chips were prepared using carefully selected ingredients. Among the ingredients are Matsutake, one of the world’s most sought-after species of fungi, and a special truffle seaweed from the Faroe Islands that can only be found in cold tides.”
The recipe is credited to Chef Pi Le, and “all the chips that have been developed have been manufactured by hand. It has taken flair, taste security and time for each chip to have a perfect balance between the various raw materials. The taste is very Scandinavian because we have only been using Nordic ingredients, for example, Swedish mushroom and seaweed from the Faroe Islands,” the site says.
On what prompted them to come up with this culinary delicacy that’s taken the food world by storm, a statement by the brand manager Marcus Friari, as reported in Adweek.com, states, “St. Erik’s Brewery is one of Sweden’s leading microbreweries and we’re passionate about the craftsmanship that goes into our beer. At the same time, we felt that we were missing a snack of the same status to serve with it,”
A limited batch of 100 boxes of five chips each went on sale last week, and are already sold out.
Here’s what went into the chips, says the brewery:
With a taste similar to ripe cheese Matsutake is one of the world’s most sought-after species of fungi. Matsutake in chips coming from the pine forests around Skelleftea and were picked up by hand with cotton gloves to maintain its quality.
As the name suggests, Truffles Tongs a flavor reminiscent of truffles. The seaweed grows as small balls of algtypen Knotted wrack, which only can be found in the cold tides. The seaweed used in the world’s most expensive chips come from the waters around the Faroe Islands.
For the characteristic Dill spouse makers of chips carefully strewn among Swedish dill. Crown Dillen handpicked BjÃ¤rehalvÃ¶n and selected for its fresh yet powerful taste.
For a balanced lÃ¶ksmak have St. Erik Brewer used the coveted Leksand The onion, which is a specific kind of potato onion genus from Ullvi Leksand. One reason for its good taste can be to always put the onions May 18 and harvested on August 10, regardless of the weather.
India Pale Ale-wort
During the brewing process of beer barley malt converted to a sweet aromatic liquid called wort. To give the chips a light sweetness has been added freeze-dried wort, which is normally used to bridge the St. Erik’s India Pale Ale.
The potatoes in chips from potato hill in AmmarnÃ¤s, a steep and rocky hill facing south, where potatoes are grown in very limited extent. The slope is difficult for modern agricultural machinery, which means that all potatoes are added and harvested by hand.
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