Deep fat frier.

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    not everyone's cup of tea (healthy option etc) but I bought one of these today.

    only 900w so not to heavy on leccy and around 10" x 10" x 10" :thumb:

    fed up with no chips with my bangers n beans when we're out and about and will use 'solid' cooking oil to prevent spills when driving.


    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_23413.htm
     
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    "Oven" chips have come on leaps and bounds...

    Tesco`s (sorry ShiftZZ) thick cut are brilliant and not to much grease.... :thumb:
     
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    beef dripping fat:Rofl1:
     
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    i spotted them in aldi yesterday,thought they were well made:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    I wish....lard would do but it will be solid veg oil :cry:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Nope....cant stand oven chips.......potato 'fingers' roasted in an oven :Doh:

    and as for the amount of gas to run an RV oven, cheaper to get chips delivered from the chippy by taxi :Eeek:
     
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    Could you let us know how you get on with it Pappajohn, as we had one of these and could never get the chips to turn brown, always looked aneamic, don't know what I did wrong.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    certainly will Carol.

    could have been the potato variety you used.
    we found some varieties don't brown off in the 2000w frier at home
     
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    You can't beat proper chips but my wife won't let me have them:Sad:

    I have oven chips at home but I am not sure our Motorhome oven gets hot enough to get them right.
     
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    Nice find John ...

    I'm with you, can't stand oven chips.. should be banned or at least renamed oven potato sticks.. 'orrible things.

    I use a larger s/s jobbie in the house and could do with a smaller one for doing chips while I do the deep fried cod in batter ....mmmmmm ..

    As to the question raised about browning ..

    only use 'chipping' potatoes.. I use either King Eddies, or Maris Pipers..

    cook the chips for about 6 / 7 mins at a moderate heat, just until soft .. then lift the basket out, turn up the heat to max and wait until the oil is really hot then dunk the chips back in until golden and crisp

    Frozen deep frying chips are also naff ..
     
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    best way Jim :thumb:

    Shirl does them this way at home or if we fancy 'Chinese takeaway' chips, just let the oil reheat at the same temperature and stick 'em in again for a few minutes....then do it again and serve.

    limp, just like Chinese chips, and darker golden.

    frozen American style 'skinny' chips are quite nice but regular frozen are [​IMG]
     
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    They are not called deep oil frier's are they

    the clue is in the name deep FAT frier:Rofl1:
     
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    STOP!

    Your making me hungry now...:Rofl1:
     
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    I thought they were called electric heart attack creators :Rofl1:

    Dont like oven chips so much myself, but got a real taste for the spicy potato wedges you can get.

    As for chips not browning in a DFF, its all down to temperature and the starch and sugars in the potato. My dear old mum was a chef and apparently its a chemical reaction, not scorching, which takes a minimum temperature to achieve. Mind you, when I was growing up it was proper chips cooked in a gallon of real lard. None of these fancy oils were popular back then :Rofl1:
     
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    get yourself a load of goose fat to do em in
    that way you can do your roasted potatoes for your sunday lunch in it too:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    have you seen the price of goose fat :Eeek:

    this thing holds 1 ltr
     
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    After eating all these chips you will need liposuction, which you could use to refill the chip pan. Real recycling :BigGrin:
     
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    At a recent "landmark" birthday party I decided to try a deep fried battered mars bar...I also got some mini milky ways and marathons ect.

    Most of the family and friends who were there for the event thought it was going to be really naff.....but most of us were suprised how great they tasted and not as sickly as we had imagined.

    So give them a go.............I doubt you will be having them every week
    but its one of lifes experiences you should have a go at !!!!

    barry
     
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    wadyamean, after all those chips. :Laughing:
     
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    for those of you poo pooing oven chips, give Aunt Bessies crinkle cut oven chips a try. They must be the crinkle cut version. They are so like the real thing it is unbelievable.
    Don't knock them till you try them!

    :thumb:
     
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