A Gift From The Fairy Hobmother & Real Chips Recipe


A while ago, I visited one of my favourite food blogs authored by Mary Moh, a fellow Malaysian – Keep Learning Keep Smiling. I read a post that Mary got a gift from the Fairy Hobmother. So, I left a comment, hoping that the Fairy Hobmother will visit me one day to realise my dream.

One day, the Fairy Hobmother knocked on my mailbox and because I left a comment on Mary’s blog, on her post about the Fairy Hobmother. So, the Fairy Hobmother wanted to offer me a gift too! I was so excited! The Fairy Hobmother is someone from the Appliances Online, an online store that sells cookers and other appliances. He does blog hopping from time to time and give out amazing gifts!


I was given an Amazon voucher and decided to get myself an ActiFry! I have always wanted to get ActiFry and thanks to the Fairy Hobmother, my dream has come true! I really love my ActiFry that I used it to make some chips to go with my pepper steak! The chips were amazingly crispy, and practically without oil as only 1 tablespoon of olive oil was used! It was the real taste of potatoes rather than oil! I am really impressed!

If you would like a chance to receive an unexpected gift and you are from the UK, leave a comment below, you will stand the chance of being visited by the Fairy Hobmother! You may be the next lucky one to receive something nice too!



Real Chips

Yield: 4 persons


800g potatoes such as King Edwards or Maris Piper
1 tbsp sunflower oil
salt to taste


1. Peel the potatoes, then cut them into chips according to your preference, either 8mm x 8mm, 1cm x 1 cm, or 13mm x 13mm. Rinse the chipped potatoes thoroughly, drain, then dry them well on a clean tea towel.

2. Place the chips in the ActiFry pan. Drizzle the oil evenly over the chips/ Cook for 30-35 minutes (up to about 40 minutes, according to the thickness of the chips, or until the chips are cooked.

3. Serve immediately, sprinkled with salt to taste.