How to deep-fry chips

How to deep-fry chips

Ed Baines makes crisp and golden chips - perfect comfort food and the ultimate in fry-ups.

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A Maris Piper or King Edward potato is a good choice for a chip - floury potatoes will give a fluffy centre. Use a large spud to get a decent sized chip and slice it into Chips of the thickness you would like. Soak the slices in water to get rid of any excess starch, then drain well and dry on kitchen paper.

Preheat the oil in your chip pan to 200C - be very careful when using hot oil and never leave it unattended. When the oil had reached the right temperature, deep-fry the Chips to cook them through without letting them colour.

Remove the Chips and turn up the temperature to 210C. Cook them at this higher temperature for about 2 minutes to crisp up to a golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, then enjoy!

Real chips!

Freshly made chunky Chips, made from floury spuds, make the best fries - they're incomparable to quick-fix oven Chips and have a far superior flavour to shop-bought varieties.

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Yes, techniques I use. However, my domestic fryer has a maximum temperature of 190 degrees C. I'm not sure if there is some 'health & safety' regulations that limit maximum temperatures of fryers?

janG55608 janG55608 Posted 02 Mar 2012 12:30 PM

if u mae homemade chips y not make homemade ketchup

ChloeU28290 ChloeU28290 Posted 27 Apr 2011 8:53 PM

YUK! those chips r way 2 burnt

ChloeU28290 ChloeU28290 Posted 27 Apr 2011 8:49 PM

It is very painful not to get the video!

rijubrataR78260 rijubrataR78260 Posted 12 Mar 2011 8:15 AM

Use the oven, at about 200C. After washing n draining the chips, refridgerate them on kitchen paper for 30mins of you have time. This will dry them out a bit more and crisp them up! Toss the chips lightly in a bit of oil, salt n pepper, then into a tray n cook for 20-30mins depending on how fat they are.

Salvyria Salvyria Posted 14 Aug 2009 2:19 PM

How would u do them if you do not have a chips fryer and have an electric stove?

des555 des555 Posted 18 Jul 2009 12:29 AM