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Postby Ice.Maiden » 05 Sep 2014, 20:04

I don't think you can beat the old-fashioned way of deep frying chips in beef dripping, but for those who're watching their waistline, I found this recipe which sounds really nice:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-chili-french-fries/
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Re: Chips

Postby Yogi » 05 Sep 2014, 21:07

The method in that recipe is what I've been doing for a long time now. Recently I've been using simply oil and tarragon and a little salt when done. The fragrance is awesome as well as the taste.
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Sep 2014, 12:43

Thanks Yogi. I plan on trying both recipes.
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 07 Sep 2014, 09:08

Brilliant ...sounds cheddar gorge..
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 07 Sep 2014, 19:06

I'm trying Yogi's suggestion tomorrow (today as now!).
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 08 Sep 2014, 22:39

and??????
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 15:46

I did .... and have to report that sadly, I didn't care for the tarragon on them. Sorry.
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 17:18

each to there own...
sounds good to me...
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 17:35

Sounds good to me as well, but the taste .... hard to describe, but sort of aniseedy I suppose. I'll use a bit of tarragon in some chicken dishes, or where you have tomatoes and onions etc., chopped up, but on the chips ... it didn't seem to go down so well.
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 19:37

my Mum's chips are the best..
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Sep 2014, 19:40

Mine're the best in our household. LOL - we all think our own're the best, don't we? I'm going to try the other recipe at lunchtime today, and test it out on George, our gardener.
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 09 Sep 2014, 19:48

Lucky George!
get the oil really hot and and cook till golden brown...yum..
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 10 Sep 2014, 07:30

I made some - and oven-cooked them T. Well .... the chips themselves were alright, but I tried one, and I think I used a bit too much spice for my liking!
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 10 Sep 2014, 18:23

they sound like the sought of thing you put on potato wedges..
Like mine crispy amd quite chunky..
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 10 Sep 2014, 19:49

I like them crispy, but they have to be fluffy in the middle, and I prefer thinner chips - but not like those you get in cones at McDonalds!!!
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 10 Sep 2014, 22:16

if you get the oil really hot they cook in no time with a fluffy middle and crunchy exterior...yyum..
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 11 Sep 2014, 17:27

Yes, I know - I make scrumptious chips, but just not very often.
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 12 Sep 2014, 13:59

getting rid of the oil is a pain..
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Re: Chips

Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Sep 2014, 17:01

It's not, T. There're several methods of disposing of it.

If it's oil from a drying pan, I assume you don't use too much, so it can be wiped out with kitchen roll. You can also re-use oil a few times if you filter it to get rid of food particles, otherwise it can cause mould to grow.

For deep fat fryers and chip pans, drain the oil off when it's cooled down, and you can funnel it into plastic containers. If you get one with a lid, like on stevia jars or peanut butter, they're great for holding the oil and can be put straight into the dustbin.

Apparently, some restaurants have drop-off points for containers of used oil. This's then recycled into biodiesel.
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Re: Chips

Postby Tomsk » 15 Sep 2014, 18:43

not down the drain then?
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