From huuuuge potatoes too.
I need to get a deep fryer.
It’s just the smell that it leaves that puts me off
Any recommendations on potatoes?. I made some the other night, looked fab when I lifted them out the oil but they weren't very crispy.
Maris Piper or King Edward. Always cook them twice - once at around 150/160° for about 6-8 minutes and again at 170/180° for 2 minutes.
Great chips but tell me about the pie
Just an M&S chicken shortcrust pie. Gravy was added shortly afterwards.
Have you got one of the hand potato chipper or did you cut those yourself ?
There are fewer more delicious things in my opinion. Whether a pub cooks its own chips from fresh is one of the marks of real quality fir me also.
Now in relation to best potato for chipping I’m definitely a heretic. The trend seems to be for crispy outside and fluffy inside. This is nice enough, but I find it a bit dry. Same goes for the multiple layered cooking methods all of which are designed to drive out moisture. But I think the moisture makes for a tastier, more moreish chip. My all time favourite potato for chipping is Vivaldi. A lovely sweet chip that’s not dry at all. I know this is heresy in chip terms but I think they taste much nicer and don’t require other moist things to dip them in. They make the most fantastic chip butties.
I've tried many varieties of potato over the years and they all have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to making chips. Maris Piper & King Edwards are the ones it's quite hard to fuck up with, whereas a lot of others need a bit more care and attention to make good chips out of. If you prefer one variety over the others, splendid!
Ah they look absolutely class. What potatoes did you use? And what's in the pie?
Maris Piper and an M&S chicken pie
What oil did you use? I can make decent chips with a standard supermarket oil such as rapeseed or sunflower, but the best ones in my opinion are made with beef dripping. This makes them a _very_ occasional treat!
Sunflower is my go to oil, but I have made oven chips with both beef and bacon fat before. Very, very unhealthy. But very, very tasty.
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