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Chip Shop Chips

A fool-proof guide to making traditional english chippy chips from the comfort of your own home.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chip shop, chippy, chippy chips, chips, fish and chips shop, fries, traditional english
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Cost: $1

Equipment

  • Deep Fat Fryer
  • Tea Towel
  • Paring Knife
  • Potato Peeler (Optional)

Ingredients

  • 500 gram Potatoes
  • Oil of your preference

Instructions

  • Preheat your deep fat fryer to around 150 celsius.
  • Wash and cut your potatoes into chip shapes. I like mine about 1.5cm thick but if you're into chunkier chips then you might want to try 2-3cm instead. It's entirely up to you if you want to peel your potatoes first. Most traditional chippies will peel them first, but personally I like skin-on (it's less fussy too).
  • Bundle up your chip-cut potatoes in a tea towel and try to remove as much excess moisture as you can from them.
  • Add the potatoes to the oil until they're softened all the way through.
  • Turn the deep fat fryer to the highest temperature setting possible and leave the chips in until they reach the optimal crunchiness.