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how do you cook your chips

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bubbly1973 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:38:11

i cut mine up into thick chips and then cook them on full gas, cook them in lard

how do you do yours? some people par boil them, ive done that and they taste scrummy! but i am lazy and just deep fry them without boiling them first

Blossomhill Wed 06-Apr-05 15:38:45

Lard So, so bad for you!!!!

Merlin Wed 06-Apr-05 15:39:28

Chips? Chips? naughty things never have them in my house!

sweetmonkey Wed 06-Apr-05 15:39:57

i have weight watchers ones. they are ok but my brother who is thin anyway and doesnt need to diet absolutly loves them, says they are best oven chips ever and always nicks mine when i cook them.grrrrrrr

nutcracker Wed 06-Apr-05 15:40:04

I have oven chips.

lou33 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:42:07

deep fry in sunflower oil

tiffini Wed 06-Apr-05 15:42:17

i dont have chips often, but when i do they have to be cut from real potatoes, and deep fat fried.

bubbly1973 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:43:32

blossomhill...i know, know

crunchie Wed 06-Apr-05 15:44:23

I have never deep fried anything in my life I cook them in the oven or make potato wedges

bubbly1973 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:44:32

lou, what do you do with the oil...do you leave it in the fryer?

i am thinking of changing from lard to sunflower oil

bubbly1973 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:45:09

crunchie...do you mean you cook chips from scratch or do you mean cook ready made chips in the oven which are from the shop?

Furball Wed 06-Apr-05 15:45:15

I cut potatoes into wedges mix them in a bowl with a spoonful of olive oil, spread them out on a baking tray and cook them in the oven for about 40mins. Yummy, and DS loves them as well.

northerner Wed 06-Apr-05 15:47:00

Ooh Furball I'm going to try that - sounds yummy!

northerner Wed 06-Apr-05 15:47:03

Ooh Furball I'm going to try that - sounds yummy!

bubbly1973 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:47:36

mmmm furball, i like the sound of that...do you leave the skin on the potatoe?

crunchie Wed 06-Apr-05 15:48:08

Oven chips or like furball or v.v occasionally parboil 'chips' and then oven bake.

My mum never deep fried anything

pixiefish Wed 06-Apr-05 15:48:08

Par boil them and then cook them in the oven for 20 minutes with a spray of spray oil

Blossomhill Wed 06-Apr-05 15:48:14

Sorry bubbly I just have a thing about fat. I mean cod's duck thread nearly toppled me over....

vict17 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:49:07

we have oven chips rarely, also chip shop chips every so often, but never make them. My dh used to have a deep fat fryer but when i moved in I threw it out!!

Furball Wed 06-Apr-05 15:50:04

Yup, skins and all. I don't parboil them either.

bubbly1973 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:51:15

blossomhill

i didnt realise so many people are anti-deepfat fryers...interesting to see..

i as you can tell am not, we do eat healthy the rest of the week, rice, pasta, cous cous etc etc, but i do love my chips once a week done in deepfat fryer...perhaps i should change my fat though from lard to sunflower oil

Titania Wed 06-Apr-05 15:52:28

deep fried in sunflower oil!!! YUM YUM!!

crunchie Wed 06-Apr-05 15:54:37

Kids like making them too

I cut mine up, put them in a little freezer bag with a slug of oil, the kids then squich them around a bit, sometimes adding flavourings like paprika, or mild spices, then plonk them on an oven tray.

They go great with the chicken nuggets too

lou33 Wed 06-Apr-05 15:55:21

depends how clean the oil is afterwards really bubbly.

crunchie Wed 06-Apr-05 15:55:42

Bubbly1973 I am not aginst deep fat fryers I just wouldn't know what to do with one I have never used one, nor did my mum.

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