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    • pws52
    • By pws52 12th Sep 18, 1:41 PM
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    Best oven chips?
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    Best oven chips? 12th Sep 18 at 1:41 PM
    I am thinking of using these but am wondering which brand to buy.
    Looking for recommendations....thank you.
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    • Sharon87
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    We all have different tastes. There is no one answer! Do you like steak cut? French fries? Regular cut fries? Crinkle? Curly?

    Why don't you just buy a packet and find out, then next time you buy some, go for another packet. I personally buy what's on offer or own brand. I never stick with one brand!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 12th Sep 18, 3:23 PM
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    If Im buying oven chips I do like Lidls deluxe chunky chips made with Marie Piper potatoes. They are huge, you only need a few but they are delicious
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    Iceland do some nice Steak Cut ones £1 a bag, I have been buying them recently.
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    • By robin58 12th Sep 18, 5:48 PM
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    Try the ones from Aldi or Lidl.

    Normal prices are from 99p for 1.5kg.

    If you like coated chips- they crisp up better like roasted potatoes- both do a 1kg bag for 99p.

    Lidl have just introduced a new line of steak chips. Very similar to thier coated chips but more a thicker cut but only 99p for 1.5kg.

    If your are going towards more established brands go for Harry Ramsden , Aunt Bessie or Albert Bartlett. Mcain Oven chips are overrated.

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    If Im buying oven chips I do like Lidls deluxe chunky chips made with Marie Piper potatoes. They are huge, you only need a few but they are delicious
    Originally posted by suki1964

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    Iceland do a very nice Hash Brown chip.
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    McCain Rustic chips are nice; am afraid I don’t shop at Aldi, Lidl or Iceland but would imagine they have something similar and much cheaper too.
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    • By Bacman 14th Sep 18, 8:07 AM
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    Why bother with oven chips? It is simple enough to chip potatoes, toss in some vegetable oil, lightly coat with salt and pepper and put onto the same baking paper and tray you'd do anyway! Make your own, it's cheaper and also you don't have any preservatives added. Healthier too.



    Tip - if you look at vegetable oil's ingredients there is only one - rapeseed oil, 100%. That means you can use rapeseed oil and buy it far far cheaper than if it says it on the front of the label.
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    If Im buying oven chips I do like Lidls deluxe chunky chips made with Marie Piper potatoes. They are huge, you only need a few but they are delicious
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Lots of people recommend these, but I found them very take-it-or-leave-it. My view is if you want chips, you can't beat triple fried - which means I only eat them on holiday. Lidl's Deluxe Handcooked S&V crisps capture the taste nicely.

    My little niece loves curly fries, from Aldi I think.
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    Why bother with oven chips? It is simple enough to chip potatoes, toss in some vegetable oil, lightly coat with salt and pepper and put onto the same baking paper and tray you'd do anyway! Make your own, it's cheaper and also you don't have any preservatives added. Healthier too.



    Tip - if you look at vegetable oil's ingredients there is only one - rapeseed oil, 100%. That means you can use rapeseed oil and buy it far far cheaper than if it says it on the front of the label.
    Originally posted by Bacman
    I would add after chipping wash them well then pat dry before the oil.
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    • By Chris_M 14th Sep 18, 1:23 PM
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    I'm very partial to Tesco Finest Chunky Oven Chips done in an Actifry for 22 minutes with a teaspoon of goose fat. A 1.5kg bag is £2.50, which is expensive but worth it.
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    • By NaughtiusMaximus 14th Sep 18, 2:41 PM
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    If you like chips with a spicy coating, McCain PeriPeri chips are tasty.
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    • By sarah1972 14th Sep 18, 4:13 PM
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    I am thinking of using these but am wondering which brand to buy.
    Looking for recommendations....thank you.
    Originally posted by pws52
    Your own brand.

    Peel potatoes, chip them, rinse in water to get the starch out, coat them in whatever herb, spic, rub you want or leave them plain.

    Toss in oil and bake.
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    • Bacman
    • By Bacman 14th Sep 18, 4:49 PM
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    Although I mentioned above how easy it is to make your own chips, personally I use a Tefal Actifry as it uses only about a tablespoon of oil for enough chips for two people. It means little oil, so healthy chips. They taste very nice too. I add some dried herbs and salt before they cook (takes about 40 minutes in the cooker), or paprika and chilli flakes. Lovely!


    The chip stirrer broke a year ago when I dropped it, and the side protectors broke their hinge a while back however unit still works fine - cost about £150 to buy the unit and i'm still using the same one I got 5 years ago, so proved a good investment.


    If you want healthy chips, you won't regret getting an Actifry.
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    • By DCFC79 14th Sep 18, 5:47 PM
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    If Im buying oven chips I do like Lidls deluxe chunky chips made with Marie Piper potatoes. They are huge, you only need a few but they are delicious
    Originally posted by suki1964

    I tried them once and can't say I was sold on them, they seemed to take forever (maybe because they are big) to cook.


    I do like Mccain Home Chips. I also dont stick to 1 brand or style as I mix it up. I only have an oven so the french fries are either cooked too much or not enough. Mccain rustic fries are ok.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Sep 18, 5:55 PM
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    Although I mentioned above how easy it is to make your own chips, personally I use a Tefal Actifry as it uses only about a tablespoon of oil for enough chips for two people. It means little oil, so healthy chips. They taste very nice too. I add some dried herbs and salt before they cook (takes about 40 minutes in the cooker), or paprika and chilli flakes. Lovely!


    The chip stirrer broke a year ago when I dropped it, and the side protectors broke their hinge a while back however unit still works fine - cost about £150 to buy the unit and i'm still using the same one I got 5 years ago, so proved a good investment.


    If you want healthy chips, you won't regret getting an Actifry.
    Originally posted by Bacman

    Better still buy a chip pan and have proper chips once in a blue moon

    We do. Maybe once a fortnight ( tonight as it happens) Proper chips and hand battered fresh fish canít be beat

    We donít eat takeaways and ready meals so real fish and chips is a treat and is treated as such.

    And omg itís so much nicer then oven this and oven that
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    • pws52
    • By pws52 15th Sep 18, 3:58 PM
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    Thank you for the replies.

    I do make my own chips but donít make them too often.😉

    I wanted recommendations for frozen chips which I could use when I donít have fresh potatoes.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 15th Sep 18, 6:02 PM
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    Your own brand.

    Peel potatoes, chip them, rinse in water to get the starch out, coat them in whatever herb, spic, rub you want or leave them plain.

    Toss in oil and bake.
    Originally posted by sarah1972

    Peel potatoes?! Why go to extra hassle to remove the tasty bits?
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