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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    thailand sell the worst spuds for chips
    I'd say the best spuds are sold in Tesco's. And I boil my chips for about 5-8 minutes and then leave soaking in the boiled water, for about 10 minutes, before frying in a steel wok. Fcuk them air fryers.
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    All this chips and French fries talk got me to thinking.. Lentrecote de paris, one of the best steaks around, made so by the chips or fries served with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    And I boil my chips for about 5-8 minutes and then leave soaking in the boiled water, for about 10 minutes, before frying
    That seems like a long time.

    No time to dry before frying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'd say the best spuds are sold in Tesco's. And I boil my chips for about 5-8 minutes and then leave soaking in the boiled water, for about 10 minutes, before frying in a steel wok. Fcuk them air fryers.
    Tesco's frozen crinkle cut in kilo bags deep fried in corn oil,in a wok are the only ones that I eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'd say the best spuds are sold in Tesco's. And I boil my chips for about 5-8 minutes and then leave soaking in the boiled water, for about 10 minutes, before frying in a steel wok. Fcuk them air fryers.
    I did try your way,pre-boiled but they didn't come out very good.if a do use spuds I cook them till nearly done then leave in the fridge overnight then deep fry in very hot corn oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    thailand sell the worst spuds for chips or mash and fritters.
    Chips agreed not good at all. But for baking or mash I love the Thai potatoes and their high water content.

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    I don't deep-fry at home but know the perfect chip can be done here so the right potatoes and oil must be available. These are from my favourite local place to get F&C, always perfect IMO which means golden brown and crispy outside, fluffy inside, and never a hint of that horrible after-taste you get when the oil needs to be changed. It probably helps that there's an English head cook in the kitchen and a Michelin starred chef involved in the business though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    That seems like a long time.

    No time to dry before frying?
    Taste and method. Each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    It probably helps that there's an English head cook in the kitchen and a Michelin starred chef involved in the business though.
    Do you think that their spuds are imported? Looking at that pic I would guess 'Yes'.

    It can't be underestimated how important the type of potatoes is. Crap fries are rarely because the cook doesn't know what he's doing. They're because of local potatoes. Which aren't poor because the farmer doesn't know what he's doing. It's the local conditions.

    ^ Fair enough. Too long in boiling or hot water for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Taste and method. Each to their own.
    just like a 18yr.old bar girl best when WELL DONE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Do you think that their spuds are imported? Looking at that pic I would guess 'Yes'.
    Don't know but will ask next time, which might be tomorrow.

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    Well it's Friday.

    You've always seemed like a man with religious convictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Well it's Friday.
    ?? Thursday here in Thailand..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    ?? Thursday here in Thailand..
    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Don't know but will ask next time, which might be tomorrow.
    .....

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