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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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  • 500g of potatoes King Edward, Maris Piper, Red Rooster, Wilja, Marfona.
  • groundnut oil safflower or sunflower oil
  • salt
  • vinegar

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  • Peel and wash the potatoes well, then cut into fingers say 1.5cm wide.
  • Re wash and dry well in kitchen paper or towel.
  • Heat the oil to 190C leave for 10 minutes then reduce to 175C. Never fill a fryer more than 2/3rds full.
  • Plunge small amounts of chips into the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften, but with no colour.
  • Shake off the excess oil and cool on a tray, not piled up.
  • Repeat until all are done. You can chill at this point.
  • When ready to serve turn up the oil to 185-90C.
  • Cook in small batches until crisp and golden, drain well and season well with salt and vinegar if you like.