How to Cook the Perfect Chip

How to Cook the Perfect Chip

 

Do you remember the days when you were just a wee nipper and used to dream of indulging in sizzling hot chips after school on a cold winters evening? Hot potato chunks straight out of the fryer, tossed in salt, sprinkled with vinegar and served on a plate?

Well, we’re going to tell you how to get that nostalgia back. There are many ways that you can cook your chips and a variety of different potatoes you can use to start off with. Our favourite is the Charlotte potato, producing chunky fluffy chips, just like those you loved as a child.

How to Cook the Perfect Chip

In our opinion, the best way to cook is to do it twice! Also known as blanching.

Blanching

Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into thick chunks of approximately an inch wide; the thicker the chip, the longer it will take to cook.

To blanch, simply fry the chips at around 145 degrees C for 4.5 minutes.

The chips can then be stored in baskets at ambient temperatures for up to an hour. Don’t forget to cover them while they set though!

Frying off should be done at around 180 degrees C for 1.5 minutes. This will result in a nice, golden chip which is slightly crispy on the outside with a scrumptious fluffy centre.

It’s an ideal solution for shops or restaurants with a small frying range, and which cannot cope with surges in demand over a lunch or dinner period. Blanching therefore allows the shop to serve customers quickly and produce a great chip. It is also a great option for home cooking as all this can be done in less than 20 minutes. You’ll never want to cook oven chips again!

This is just one of the many ways that Fylde Fresh and Fabulous recommend cooking potatoes, especially if you want to recapture that feeling of nostalgia.

We are a potato company based on the Fylde Coast in North West England, and our sister company Triple F Chips have been supplying freshly prepared chips to restaurants and fish and chip shops for now over 10 years.

 N.B. Frying times are estimates based on average varieties of potato and differences in individuals cooking equipment.

– Guest Post

Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I have never made my own chips before. It sounds phenomenal!

  2. Oh wow! You know, I have a deep fryer that I’ve never actually used before. I can’t wait to try this!

  3. This sounds like a great recipe for chips! I haven’t deep fried anything in years. I will have to try it again soon!

  4. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Do you know that even though I am a food blogger, I am petrified to fry things? I am caused way too many near heart attack moments with oil!

  5. Cooking the perfect chip/fry takes skill. The oil has to be preheated just right and the timing is crucial, thanks for sharing these great tips!

  6. I love fries any way that I can get them I don’t have a fryer myself, but this makes me want to get one!

  7. I’ve never made my own chips before. I can’t wait to bust out the fryer and get it rolling. Yum!

  8. I saw this method on a TV show. I’m going to have to try it myself. They sound great.

  9. It’s always been a guessing game how long to cook them for. Thanks for breaking down the times. This makes it so much easier.

  10. Honestly once you have the perfectly fried chip, you never want to go back to the oven fries! Seriously these are so good! We love to fry our own freshly all the time. The hardest part for me is just getting the oil to the right temperature.

  11. I have a deep fryer, but have never made chips in it. These look so crispy and delicious.

  12. The perfect chip? I’m totally trying this!!!

  13. I never fry anything because I am too lazy! My husband loves to fry stuff so I will tell him about this recipe!

  14. Oooh, now I am craving these. I have never made them before, but would love to give them a try. They sound amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I always wondered how they did that. Didn’t know about the blanching step.

  16. I really need a deep fryer. I haven’t made these in so long. I never really knew how long to cook them for. I’m glad to have seen this post. Now I’ll know how to make the best chips once I get myself a deep fryer. 🙂

  17. My hubby always makes fun because I am addicted to potato chips! I have absolutely got to try this as I’m sure it is a lot healthier to make them homemade. Better tasting too! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  18. I think it would be great to make my own chips. I will have to try it!

  19. My kids would love it if i made them fries like this. I will have to make some this weekend. They are so good.

  20. I’ve still never made my own so this is helpful! It would be so fun to get really good at this method and make them all the time.

  21. These sound amazing! I have not made homemade chips like this before.

  22. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says:

    Blanching really is the best way to ensure crispiness!

  23. I always make this at home, but not like the way you do it. I just deep fry them until they turn golden brown. I have to try this.

  24. You really do learn something new everyday. Now I am well versed in blanching – thanks!

  25. Thanks for the tip, I always wanted to know how to make them just right.

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