i DO have a chip on my shoulder but I'd prefer it were in my mouth.
February 6, 2008 8:04 PM Subscribe
How can I make chip shop chips at home?
posted by ericthegardener to food & drink (24 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Texas but have made many trips to the U.K. over the years and I always come home missing authentic chippie-style chips. There's no shortage of places around here that sell fish & chips (and I could give a damn about the fish) but none of them serve anything that tastes like the chips I get in the U.K.
If I want them in the U.S. I'm gonna have to make them myself but I have no idea what the secret is. Is it the oil? (I'd prefer not to use lard and I know I've had chips that were more than suitable fried in vegetable oil or peanut oil.) Is it the potato? Do you boil them first? Is it the oil temperature? And what of the salt and vinegar?
Help a brother out.