Sunday, 28 November 2010
For the perfect chips, this is my simple recipe (I'm sure that there are much more technical ones out there).
take a few Maris Piper or other floury potatoes (any good roaster is a good fryer!)and cut them into the desired chip sizes you require,
wash them under cold running water for about 10 minutes or until the water runs clear, in order to remove the starch from the potatoes, then dry them out on a cloth.
heat a large pot of vegetable oil to around 140 degrees c, then add the completely dried chips, gently fry, but without any colour, until the chips are soft and you can easily push a toothpick through them.
Gently remove the chips and drain them on kitchen paper or a cloth, then raise the temperature of the oil to 180 degrees and fry the chips a second time, this time until crispy and golden brown, remove from the oil, drain, season, serve! (oh and turn the oil off!)
Posted by Chris Golding at 11:57