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Home made chips, whats the best way to make them?

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
I love home made chips, made with Rooster potatoes. I par boil them, then coven in oil and pop in oven for about 30 mins. They can often come out looking like they've been in a fight with a propellor. Sticking to the tin/tray. But on the positive siide, they always taste nice.

However, Im fed up of the time and hassle it takes, so Im looking for another way. Im not fond of the idea of aa deep fat fryer as the oil being left in them seems awful. From what I can see, my options are either a halogen oven or an airfryer.

My questionss are, what do you use and what would you recommend? any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance xxx
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

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#1
Hi
You can just keep doing what you're doing but use a teflon cooking mat non stick. Does stop some of the crispiness you get from the hot metal but solves the problem you have described and is a low cost solution.
#2
You should heat the oil before putting them in the tray.
Make sure the potatoes are fairly dry before putting them in the oil.
#3
actifry, chips come out really nice
#4
Fry them , part fry , then allow to rest for few mins , then increase oil heat slightly and finish , if you cut thick they shouldn't absorb too much oil .
banned#5
Philips air fryer very good for a multitude of things, far better than the actifrys. The actifrys are poorly made had 6 break within a year!
#6
To be honest, I do pre heat the oil and make sure theyre dry. I will defo look at the cooking mat, thank you.
Also, the actifry seems to get pretty good reviews. Not sure what the main differences are between the halogen oven and airfryer, can anyone help with that one please?
#7
damo1972
Philips air fryer very good for a multitude of things, far better than the actifrys. The actifrys are poorly made had 6 break within a year!

Wow, Im pleased you said that.
#8
go for wedges and leave the skin on....par boil 8-10 mins max, drain and pad off any excess water.
i put back in pan, add salt and pepper, and a touch of infused olive oil to them and a lil chilli (optional) cover with a lid and vigorously shake them to coat them. stick in the oven on a flat non stick tray and watch them crisp up.

You will never buy shop bought again after!
#9
WTF....

Red Skin Potatoes and Beef Dripping....any other way should be illegal....'Oil....oven...boil...' is it April 1st....
#10
Lucifer_UK
go for wedges and leave the skin on....par boil 8-10 mins max, drain and pad off any excess water.
i put back in pan, add salt and pepper, and a touch of infused olive oil to them and a lil chilli (optional) cover with a lid and vigorously shake them to coat them. stick in the oven on a flat non stick tray and watch them crisp up.

You will never buy shop bought again after!

Thats very similar to what I do, minus the skin and chilli. They stick terrible to whatever I put them on in the oven.

Has anyone used a halogen oven for chips? Im not sure if they would need individually turning, that would be a pain.
#11
I had 2 Philips units break, so wouldn't say they are reliable ! , also no paddle so you had to keep taking the chips out and shaking them, no window either so you had to keep checking them and you couldn't cook liquids,like curry for example
#12
deanos
I had 2 Philips units break, so wouldn't say they are reliable ! , also no paddle so you had to keep taking the chips out and shaking them, no window either so you had to keep checking them and you couldn't cook liquids,like curry for example

was that the air fryer?
#13
yeah
#14
Just peel - cut thickish chips - leave in water until the oil is hot - rinse and drain - then drop them into deep hot oil

My father still does it this way and they never fail (crispy from the hotness of the oil) and fluffy on the inside - 10x better than chip shop but made just the same
#15
philphil61
Just peel - cut thickish chips - leave in water until the oil is hot - rinse and drain - then drop them into deep hot oil

My father still does it this way and they never fail (crispy from the hotness of the oil) and fluffy on the inside - 10x better than chip shop but made just the same

What do you do with the oil afterwards? We only have chips once or twice a week. I dont like the thought of oil being left in a pan and it would be alot to waste if it was thrown after every use. Thats why I was thinking of the air fryer.

Has anyone got a halogen oven?
#16
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray
#17
dcx_badass
I've not made chips (from scratch), but we use Maxwell Williams oven dishes, not cheap at about £20 each, but dear god they are incredible, we've never had a single thing stick to them, can use in the oven or on a hob (I think microwave as well). We've made steak, burgers, ribs with sticky BBQ sauce, cauliflower cheese, all stuff that can harden like concrete on trays afterwards, stick it under the tap, rub a brush over literally once or twice and it's clean, I doubt chips would stick either.

I will look into those, thank you very much.
#18
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?
#19
http://currys.dixons.com/gbuk/household-appliances/small-kitchen-appliances/small-cooking-appliances/fryers/tefal-gh806115-actifry-plus-fryer-white-20731957-pdt.html

Thinking of going for this.

Is there any way of finding out how long it is going to be this price for? I can get 10% discount off Currys but it will take about 5 days (via gift card) to arrive. Im worried it may go back up in price by then. Also, it says extra warranty for £20, is Currys warranty any good?

Edited By: hocka on Jun 23, 2014 01:10: to ask another question.
#20
hocka
philphil61
Just peel - cut thickish chips - leave in water until the oil is hot - rinse and drain - then drop them into deep hot oil

My father still does it this way and they never fail (crispy from the hotness of the oil) and fluffy on the inside - 10x better than chip shop but made just the same

What do you do with the oil afterwards? We only have chips once or twice a week. I dont like the thought of oil being left in a pan and it would be alot to waste if it was thrown after every use. Thats why I was thinking of the air fryer.

Has anyone got a halogen oven?

He uses a funnel and good kitchen roll as filter to put back into the bottle
#21
hocka
To be honest, I do pre heat the oil and make sure theyre dry. I will defo look at the cooking mat, thank you. Also, the actifry seems to get pretty good reviews. Not sure what the main differences are between the halogen oven and airfryer, can anyone help with that one please?
Teflon cooking mats were on sale in Poundland ,got 2 last week -Cant remember how much they were (_;) Why bother with the messing about - Try Aunt Bessies Frozen Chips ,come out great ! and perfect Chip Butties :D
#22
We've had an actifry for years and use that for chips and also quick roast potatoes. Its easy and healthier. We also now and again put frozen oven chips in it and they come out nicer than they would from the oven.

We've never had any reliability issues so I dont agree with that.
#23
mc cain chippy chips come out best in our actifry , £1 for a big bag in farmfoods
#24
I cant eat Potatoes, I am allergic to their toxin, potatoes being a member of the nightshade family.
I eat rice instead. As they do in alot of countries.
So Bin the chips and eat rice.
#25
foes4you
I cant eat Potatoes, I am allergic to their toxin, potatoes being a member of the nightshade family.
I eat rice instead. As they do in alot of countries.
So Bin the chips and eat rice.

I do like rice, but I also like chips, which is best?













FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#26
Thanks for everybodys help, its good to get different points of view.
#27
hocka
foes4you
I cant eat Potatoes, I am allergic to their toxin, potatoes being a member of the nightshade family.I eat rice instead. As they do in alot of countries.So Bin the chips and eat rice.
I do like rice, but I also like chips, which is best?FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rice butties are horrible ,chip butties Yummy !
#28
rogparki
hocka
foes4you
I cant eat Potatoes, I am allergic to their toxin, potatoes being a member of the nightshade family.I eat rice instead. As they do in alot of countries.So Bin the chips and eat rice.
I do like rice, but I also like chips, which is best?FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rice butties are horrible ,chip butties Yummy !

Mmmmmmmm I love a chip butty, esp if it comes with a dippy egg on the side!
#29
dcx_badass
hocka
dcx_badass
I've not made chips (from scratch), but we use Maxwell Williams oven dishes, not cheap at about £20 each, but dear god they are incredible, we've never had a single thing stick to them, can use in the oven or on a hob (I think microwave as well). We've made steak, burgers, ribs with sticky BBQ sauce, cauliflower cheese, all stuff that can harden like concrete on trays afterwards, stick it under the tap, rub a brush over literally once or twice and it's clean, I doubt chips would stick either.

I will look into those, thank you very much.
We got them from here, unfortunately you have to pay postage under £50, although when you get them you'll see how heavy and solid they are. We just bought three to avoid it. We were sick of our old normal trays where the none stick comes off eventually or scratches, and they never clean properly and eventually get dirtier and stickier till you bin them and buy more.
http://www.maxwellandwilliams.co.uk/store/cookwarebakeware/microstoven-oven-table/

We've got 2x Microstoven Rect Baker 32X22.5cm Black and 1x Microstoven Square Baker 27X6cm Black

Thank you for this, they look great.
#30
hocka
rogparki
hocka
[quote=foes4you] I cant eat Potatoes, I am allergic to their toxin, potatoes being a member of the nightshade family.I eat rice instead. As they do in alot of countries.So Bin the chips and eat rice.
I do like rice, but I also like chips, which is best?FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rice butties are horrible ,chip butties Yummy !

Mmmmmmmm I love a chip butty, esp if it comes with a dippy egg on the side![/quote

Naughty but nice , mmmmm , agree .
#31
hocka
Lucifer_UK
go for wedges and leave the skin on....par boil 8-10 mins max, drain and pad off any excess water.
i put back in pan, add salt and pepper, and a touch of infused olive oil to them and a lil chilli (optional) cover with a lid and vigorously shake them to coat them. stick in the oven on a flat non stick tray and watch them crisp up.

You will never buy shop bought again after!


Thats very similar to what I do, minus the skin and chilli. They stick terrible to whatever I put them on in the oven.

Has anyone used a halogen oven for chips? Im not sure if they would need individually turning, that would be a pain.


they shouldnt stick, i can only imagine your not drying them enough. its the starches which will make them stick.

try adding fry light to the tray you use or get one of those teflony sheet things.
We tend to use over proof glass dishes with no probs.
#32
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo
#33
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3
#34
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3

I wasn't too sure the 1st few times i had them but now I love them, when making them i spray the pan with fry light giving a good covering, put the chips in & spray the top of them set the timer for 30 mins. Then for the last 5 mins give them another light spray with fry light & salt them they come out very good indeed
#35
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3

I wasn't too sure the 1st few times i had them but now I love them, when making them i spray the pan with fry light giving a good covering, put the chips in & spray the top of them set the timer for 30 mins. Then for the last 5 mins give them another light spray with fry light & salt them they come out very good indeed

So do you not put any oil in the spoon thing?
#36
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3

I wasn't too sure the 1st few times i had them but now I love them, when making them i spray the pan with fry light giving a good covering, put the chips in & spray the top of them set the timer for 30 mins. Then for the last 5 mins give them another light spray with fry light & salt them they come out very good indeed

So do you not put any oil in the spoon thing?

no the spoon is just to measure the amount of regular oil to use, ive tried oil & fry light and found very little difference in taste so just opted for a healthy spraying of fry light. I use exactly the same method for small roast spuds & roast new pots too they all taste great
#37
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3

I wasn't too sure the 1st few times i had them but now I love them, when making them i spray the pan with fry light giving a good covering, put the chips in & spray the top of them set the timer for 30 mins. Then for the last 5 mins give them another light spray with fry light & salt them they come out very good indeed

So do you not put any oil in the spoon thing?

no the spoon is just to measure the amount of regular oil to use, ive tried oil & fry light and found very little difference in taste so just opted for a healthy spraying of fry light. I use exactly the same method for small roast spuds & roast new pots too they all taste great

Thats great, thank you very much. Ive reserved one at Currys for collection tomorrow, can you guess what I will be having for tea? :D
#38
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3

I wasn't too sure the 1st few times i had them but now I love them, when making them i spray the pan with fry light giving a good covering, put the chips in & spray the top of them set the timer for 30 mins. Then for the last 5 mins give them another light spray with fry light & salt them they come out very good indeed

So do you not put any oil in the spoon thing?

no the spoon is just to measure the amount of regular oil to use, ive tried oil & fry light and found very little difference in taste so just opted for a healthy spraying of fry light. I use exactly the same method for small roast spuds & roast new pots too they all taste great

Thats great, thank you very much. Ive reserved one at Currys for collection tomorrow, can you guess what I will be having for tea? :D

haha great stuff, Ive been healthy eating since February and chips & mushy peas are a staple for me have them 2/3 times a week, id probably have them every day if i could haha
#39
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3

I wasn't too sure the 1st few times i had them but now I love them, when making them i spray the pan with fry light giving a good covering, put the chips in & spray the top of them set the timer for 30 mins. Then for the last 5 mins give them another light spray with fry light & salt them they come out very good indeed

So do you not put any oil in the spoon thing?

no the spoon is just to measure the amount of regular oil to use, ive tried oil & fry light and found very little difference in taste so just opted for a healthy spraying of fry light. I use exactly the same method for small roast spuds & roast new pots too they all taste great

Thats great, thank you very much. Ive reserved one at Currys for collection tomorrow, can you guess what I will be having for tea? :D

haha great stuff, Ive been healthy eating since February and chips & mushy peas are a staple for me have them 2/3 times a week, id probably have them every day if i could haha

I hope you have lots of air freshner! Mushy peas and my husband are not a good mix! :D
#40
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
hocka
davzzp
Ive had my actifry for over 2 years only problem ive had was a broken paddle & only because i dropped it on the floor, easily replaced for £10. use it all the time, dont use any oil at all just fry light spray

do you par boil the chips first before putting them in here? are they crispy when rhey come out?

apologies for the very delayed reply, no par boiling required, peel & chop a full pan takes about 35 mins, the quality of potato is key maris piper as a minimum id say. once done they are a nice crisp with fluffy inside spot on. obviously nothing will ever beat proper deep fried chips but these are the best healthy alternative imo

I think you have just swayed me! <3

I wasn't too sure the 1st few times i had them but now I love them, when making them i spray the pan with fry light giving a good covering, put the chips in & spray the top of them set the timer for 30 mins. Then for the last 5 mins give them another light spray with fry light & salt them they come out very good indeed

So do you not put any oil in the spoon thing?

no the spoon is just to measure the amount of regular oil to use, ive tried oil & fry light and found very little difference in taste so just opted for a healthy spraying of fry light. I use exactly the same method for small roast spuds & roast new pots too they all taste great

Thats great, thank you very much. Ive reserved one at Currys for collection tomorrow, can you guess what I will be having for tea? :D

haha great stuff, Ive been healthy eating since February and chips & mushy peas are a staple for me have them 2/3 times a week, id probably have them every day if i could haha

I hope you have lots of air freshner! Mushy peas and my husband are not a good mix! :D

So that's why my wife is always buying glade plug ins haha

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