The UK is a nation known all over the world for its great love of good old fish and chips.
But here at Wraggs Seafoods, our high quality fish needs a high quality partner because tasty chips are just as important as delicious fish.
With a recent survey confirming that 87% of the population love chips – even during the Second World War, chips were one of the few foods that weren’t rationed – and nearly three billion meals containing chips being consumed by us every year, the way we make our chips is very important to us Brits.
Cooking chips has even become a world record event, with the longest chip cooking marathon held by Chris Verschueren, who cooked for 83 hours straight, serving 15,000 portions of chips!
So what does make a great chip? You know the one – a crispy, golden outside with a soft and fluffy inside!
It all starts with the potato. A floury potato is important because it has a soft, dry texture – perfect when it comes to making chips. King Edwards, Maris Piper, Romano or Desirée potatoes are known to be particularly good potatoes for chip making.
Let’s forget the waist line, taste is more important to us when it comes to chips because the best chips should always be twice-fried, first at a lower temperature and then briefly at a higher temperature. Some swear by frying in beef fat, but vegetable or sunflower seed oils are also good options.
As we all know, nobody likes a soggy chip! To avoid this nightmare, after frying, shaking and draining, your chips can reduce fat absorption by 20%, making them crispier and tastier!
Here’s one fact you’ll not believe, fat chips are actually healthier than thin chips, even if they are cooked in exactly the same way, with thin chips containing more than 1.5 times more fat.
If you are a fan of the thinner chip, one way to make chips healthier is by lightly coating them in a low-calorie cooking spray and then baking in the oven…but we’re not too sure about that one!
So that’s our thoughts but what do you think makes a good chip? Tweet us @WraggsSeafoods
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