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Have to clean the deep fat fryer today. I only use it for chips and use another one to cook everything else so that the oil says relatively clean.

What oil do you use for cooking chips?

I've had a look online, but some sites say sunflower and some say vegetable 🙄

Does anyone have any advice?

Ta.

TheChimp
3 months ago
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lilyflower
lilyflower3 months ago

I make my chips in the oven. Par boil, either as chips or wedges, toss in a little olive oil mixed with salt n pepper, put in very hot oven and turn after 10 mins - yum yum 🙂

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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3 months ago

lilyflower Sounds a bit too healthy for me.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie3 months ago

I use crisp & dry

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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3 months ago

heatherduthie I use Crisp & Dry when it's on offer, otherwise, I'm too light.

I believe that is rapeseed oil?

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie3 months ago

TheChimp yes it is rapeseed oil. I try to buy it when it’s on offer too, but I do find it is the best oil for frying chips. My dad used to use a Chip pan with lard. Best home made chips I’ve ever tasted. But a heart attack waiting to happen 😭😭😭😭😭

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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3 months ago

heatherduthie My mum used to use lard before switching to oil.

I tried using lard again around 20 years later, but couldn't get on with the taste.

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Ann1984
Ann19843 months ago

I use vegetable oil sunflower after using tends to smell little fishy. I use my all time for homemade chips.

How do you clean your?

I use elbow grease but of water switch on for few minutes knock off before boils. Comes up like new

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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3 months ago

Ann1984 My 'chipper' machine is a cheap one and I just clean it in the sink with lots of Fairy.

The other one is more expensive. The heating element just slides out as a separate unit and you can just lift out the oil holder to empty easily. And it comes apart too, so you can put everything in the dishwasher (I don't have a dishwasher though)

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 months ago

I find that Nothing beats beef dripping for frying chips

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 months ago

Lard

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Golfforall
Golfforall3 months ago

I'll second lard/beef fat / dripping or whatever you want to call it. That's what they use in chip shops (and they know what they are doing 😀) . Now what is the "healthiest" is a totally different question 🙄.

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Gobbydazzler
Gobbydazzler3 months ago

Grapeseed oil is the best.

Bought an airfryer (silly me) but deep fried is still the best tasting!

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BlueEyesX
BlueEyesX3 months ago

Beef dripping wins hands down.

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Gobbydazzler
Gobbydazzler3 months ago

Hmmmm never tried it which would you recommend Tescos or Morrisons?

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 months ago

KTC sunflower oil we been using in cooking and frying since long time.we always buy 5L bottle you’re can buy from Asda or Morrison or Sainsbury’s only £5 or £5.50 😊

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aaaaaa8
aaaaaa83 months ago

Re first message. Never cook with olive oil. Turns to very unhealthy fat when heated. I only learned this when my partner had heart problem. I thought it was healthy before that - but were advised to use rape seed or vegetable oil

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 months ago

Baby oil

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 months ago

You could cut chips then boil them for 10-minutes then put them in the oven to Brown

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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3 months ago

Pppathome Na, I like mine extra crispy, so the chipper machine is the only way.

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Celine1234
Celine12343 months ago

Vegetable oil I prefer to fry them twice so the become crispy on out and soft inside

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 months ago

Crisp and dry 👌

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nezhagirach
nezhagirach3 months ago

I used vegetable oil is really nice for fry chips

If u want ur chips crispy fry first half cooked than after when it cool fryed it second time will tand so perfect

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Pppathome
Pppathome3 months ago

We used lard when I was younger but that was in the late 70s early 80s

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pella356
pella3564 days ago

use rapeseed oil

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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4 days ago

pella356 Expensive, though.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock3 days ago

TheChimp if you look at supermarket own brand vegetable oil, they are often rapeseed oil.

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telmel
telmel4 days ago

We use an air fryer, always get perfect chips with no fat and no mess

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RegularComper90
RegularComper903 days ago

Vegetable oil works well. Not that expensive either. 👍

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