I have tried the recipe and it came out soft and fluffy. I was very pleased. However, the recipe wasn't clear so I had to do a bit of guessing. I used any potatoes when I made it. For the soaking potatoes in water step, I let it soak for 2 - 3 mins. You could leave it in a little longer. For the first frying step, I use any oil and fried on medium heat. If using a very small pot, you should fry on medium - low heat. For the second frying step, I soaked the oil from the chips first before frying again. I continue frying on medium heat. If using a very small pot, they continue frying on low heat.
Yeah, needs to be a little more specific if you want chip shop chips. Double fry methods aren't generally used. The starch removal is a good tip. But type of oil, potato and cooking temps are very important.
Pretty pathetic "Recipe". Anyone who has had authentic Fish and Chip style chips in UK, knows that they are deserving of special acclaim. This recipe states "old' potatoes and Cooking oil. The secret would be WHICH OLD POTAOES AND WHICH OIL? Or should it be Lard? This is just a very uninspired and non specific "recipe".
I don't believe in "diets" but have been trying to cut down on fried food...heh I had to make an exception here. Simple and wonderful comfort food, reminds me of my trip to Morecambe back in the day!
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL, & it brought back fond memories of the couple of times I'd been in England & enjoyed the 'way-they-should-be-made fish & chips! Thanks, my friend, for sharing this great keeper of a recipe (as usual)! [Tagged, made & reviewed for the VIP player in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 18]
Love the double fry method! I tend to like my chips a little thinner then you call for, but wonderful recipe anyway. The salt and malt vinegar are a must! This has been added to my cookbooks! Thanks FT for another good recipe!