HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 chips perfecto?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
davo
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
avatar

Posts : 2207
Join date : 2016-10-19
Location : OZ

PostSubject: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:44 am

Nigella Lawson challenges Heston for best chips

lawsonns chip recipe

must try this soon
Back to top Go down
Pumicestone
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 194
Join date : 2016-12-20
Age : 72
Location : Pumicestone Passage, Queensland, Australia

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:50 am

Chop potatoes. Chuck in oven. Done !
Back to top Go down
andsome
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
avatar

Posts : 4525
Join date : 2014-09-24
Age : 81
Location : Burntwood in Staffordshie, ENGLAND

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:58 am

As mentioned on here before, I find making chips too mess.  I much prefer Aldi curly fries done in the oven.

___________________________________________________
Gustav Mahler is the finest composer who ever lived.

Back to top Go down
-pops-
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 476
Join date : 2016-11-27
Location : Where Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire meet

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:26 am

As some on here know, I bought an Actifry which produces some of the best chips I have ever eaten.Its method is vaguely similar to Ms Lawson's in that the potatoes are introduced into cold fat and then the heating is started. The difference then is the quantity of fat used. Actifry uses about 60ml of oil per 1 kg of potatoes.

The resulting chips are crisp on the outside and fluffy inside but this does depend (as with conventionally cooked chips) on the variety of potato used. That being the case, I have tried a number of varieties of potato and not had any complete failures, just some types that don't crisp up so well and/or don't cook to a particularly fluffy or creamy inside.

Regarding Pumicestone's method: WHAT? Whatever those things result in being, they ain't chips.
Back to top Go down
Goldie
Member
Member


Posts : 1733
Join date : 2017-03-13
Age : 63
Location : Vale of Glamorgan

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:44 am

Hi Pops seriously thinking of buying an Actifry and sort of held off  as they are still quite expensive.

Thanks for that review has given me food for thought.

smile
Back to top Go down
-pops-
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 476
Join date : 2016-11-27
Location : Where Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire meet

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:52 am

Goldie, an Actifry does a lot more than fry chips. If you look up review and recipe pages you will see a number of different things that can be cooked very successfully.

Irene has one and it was she that persuaded me to take the plunge and buy.
Back to top Go down
Goldie
Member
Member


Posts : 1733
Join date : 2017-03-13
Age : 63
Location : Vale of Glamorgan

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:58 am

Thanks pops it is now on my want list. 

I will read the reviews and thanks.

sun
Back to top Go down
malcolm
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 3364
Join date : 2014-09-23
Age : 72
Location : Coppull, Lancashire

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:00 am

I have been cooking perfect chips for years.
Chipped spuds of any variety brought to boil in salted water and switched off immediately then drained and transferred to wok with cold sunflower oil. Bring to a good strong simmer then turn heat down to lowest setting until chips begin to colour. Turn heat up to high to finish off and voilà....perfect chips !
Back to top Go down
davo
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
avatar

Posts : 2207
Join date : 2016-10-19
Location : OZ

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:30 pm

that sounds interesting Mal and cheaper than an actifry
Back to top Go down
Pumicestone
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 194
Join date : 2016-12-20
Age : 72
Location : Pumicestone Passage, Queensland, Australia

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:29 am

-pops- wrote:
  ..... Regarding Pumicestone's method: WHAT? Whatever those things result in being, they ain't chips.

You're quite right, Pops.  I forgot the vital and complicated part  ...............










add salt.


.
Back to top Go down
-pops-
Member
Member
avatar

Posts : 476
Join date : 2016-11-27
Location : Where Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire meet

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:53 am

Pumicestone wrote:
-pops- wrote:
  ..... Regarding Pumicestone's method: WHAT? Whatever those things result in being, they ain't chips.

You're quite right, Pops.  I forgot the vital and complicated part  ...............

add salt..
Fat free chips are they?
Back to top Go down
Goldie
Member
Member


Posts : 1733
Join date : 2017-03-13
Age : 63
Location : Vale of Glamorgan

PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:00 am

I think the point has been missed pops.

Fat free chips  smile
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: chips perfecto?   

Back to top Go down
 
chips perfecto?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Wheelie bin chips

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Murgatroyd's Drop-in centre and Forum :: Lifestyle :: Food and Drink-
Jump to: