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Basic Chip Recipe


Serves 4

  • 4 large floury-variety potatoes

  • minimum 4 pts (2.3L) groundnut oil

  • salt, pepper

  1. Put the oil on to heat at a low temperature. Peel the potatoes, rinse and put into a bowl of cold water. Cut the potato in strips that are approximately 1/2 in (1 cm) wide and 2 ins (5 cm) long. Alternatively use a special chip cutter that can deal with one potato at a time. Put the chips into a fresh bowl of water until the oil has reached 300F/150C.

  2. For best results cook the chips in batches so they don't all lump together. Dry off the first batch, put into the chip basket and lower into the fat. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until they get flabby-looking, are soft but not browned. Shake the basket a couple of times to ensure even cooking. Lift the basket and drain. At this point the cooking can be arrested indefinitely. When you are ready to continue, bring the oil to 360F/185C and plunge the chips into the hot fat to brown. This takes only 2-3 minutes. Drain, put on a hot serving dish and keep warm in the oven (275F/140C/gas mark 1).

  3. When all the chips are ready sprinkle with salt and serve with tomato ketchup, vinegar, lemon or whatever is your fancy.

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