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Homemade chips...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gbb, 26 Jan 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    :ohmy::tongue::tongue: Just had some for the first time in maybe 5 months :smile::tongue::tongue:

    Lurrrrvey
     
  2. col

    col Veteran

    You too could have a body like mine;)
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    A weekly event in our house, can't be beaten really. Especially accompanied by a lovely fat, juicy steak! :ohmy: You can also try putting one sweet potato or another root veg in among the normal spuds for a nice bit of variety for a change.
     
  4. col

    col Veteran

    We love them too,but we decided to throw out the deep fryer,as an aid to losing some weight,it didnt work:biggrin:
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Home made chips can help weight loss as part of a calorie controlled diet. :ohmy:
     
  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I have not had home-made chips since the 1980s. :ohmy:
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    We still have our fryer... don't think it's been used for a month... gosh they are nice... dad's chunky chips.... but if you make your own you only have maybe 10 chips, all big and fat, so actually quite healthy..... nice treat though !!!!
     
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Chips, steak, mushrooms, onions, tomato and garden peas....the traditional steak dinner :smile:

    I eat chipshop chips once a week with a kebab...maybe a McDonalds once a month, but apart from that....its been ages since i cleaned the deep fat frier..and you'll notice its ME that cleans it :ohmy:....bloomin awful job. SWMBO ...well...must be obeyed :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    You're meant to clean them? :biggrin::ohmy:
     
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    Have you had chip pan eggs? :ohmy::tongue::tongue:

    Cook your chips and then crack an egg into the fryer. It'll only take a couple of minutes if that long to cook and it's the best tasting fried egg I've ever had. It's also handy for cleaning the crispy bits out of the fryer.

    I haven't had a fryer since I lived with my mum and dad and this was a rare treat.
     
  11. Fantastic idea Longers, I'll try that.
    I do chips occasionally and they're delicious! I don't use a chip fryer though, just a big frying pan with lots of oil in it. Not H&S approved at all ...
     
  12. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Haven't got a fryer, I chip and parboil 'em, shake in a bit of oil and cook them in a hot oven. More like chip-shaped roast potatoes I guess. Nice tho'.
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Longers - heart attack egg....... ?
     
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest


    You trying to get nominated as an honourary Scotsman longers? :biggrin: Next you'll be telling us Mars Bars are good in the deep fryer :ohmy:
     
  15. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I'll not lower myself to the obvious smutty potential of that one :ohmy:

    It was always my dad who did the chunky chips as well. Always twice fried, always crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Not sure how he did it but there was always nice small extra crispy bits on every chip - maybe he parboiled them and bashed them up abit in the pan before the frying? I'll ask him next time I see him. My mouth is watering thinking about them :smile::tongue: