Originally Posted by regga
What is the best potatoes to use for hot chips?
Also what is the best way to cook them?
i.e. boil them first or fry slowly then on a higher heat?
Regga, I cook lots of fresh chips each day so perhaps you could tell us what varietes you can get to start with. For me, Sebago is about the only choice and they work fine.
You can par-boil them first or you can par-fry them, either way works fine. 165C for the first cook in oil then crank it up to say 180C to finnish them, don't go to hot. If your potato contains to much sugar it will burn before it's cooked, some varietes naturally contain sugar and some make sugar from being to cold, so don't store them in a fridge. Soak the starch out of them when you first make them, it takes only a few minutes in a tub of water, then dry them well.
I coat mine in batter which stops them from shrinking and gives them a nice crunch.
I'm sure you will get many good ideas from the others