Method. “Without question, the humble fried potato, the chip, is a gastronomic phenomenon in itself. Heat the fat over medium-high heat in a large stainless steel or cast iron pan. But, while we get lots of great skinny ones, we seldom find the thick British type done well here. . The American company, which has served more than 200 billion portions of french fries around the world, confessed to a method of using beef fat to partly fry chips before they are sent to restaurants. Oooo. And thank you for the rosemary salt idea! You get the comment of the month award! Though I hardly recognized you!). Must now go in search of good chips for lunch. Apr 28, 2020 - Crispy and healthy homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips made with only 3 ingredients. You'll be hooked right away. the perfect snack anytime. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. I get out my grandma’s good cast iron skillet, slide the solid disc of tallow into it (it was in the fridge, after all) and turn the heat on medium. We’ll keep you posted. 300g baby potatoes Large tbsp Boil and Broth beef tallow oil 2 tsp Himalayan salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tbsp mixed herbs. Those fries are quite a lot of work; I had heard of parboiling, but not of freezing! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Step 2: In a roasting tin, heat the tallow oil until melted, approx 6-7 minutes. Brooklyn chef Norberto Piattoni roasts buttery fingerling potatoes until extra crispy in his Beef Tallow Potatoes with Spicy Paprika. They look like great chips! There is no doubt that beef dripping makes the difference. ( Log Out /  (Risking our status as food snobs, we confess we would probably scarf down a pile of McFries if they were placed in front of us right now, beef-tallowed or not.) https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/the-perfect-chips ( Log Out /  At home, we don’t cook chips very often, so when we do have them, we definitely want the real deal. It is said that desire is the cause of all suffering. AsI grew up, we always had a bowl of it in the press, creamy on top and the hard bits of crispy stuff stuck in a gelatine like layer in the base of the bowl. At the time, Maccies was cooking its chips in an animal fat called beef tallow. Upgrade your snack arsenal with these insanely flavorful, zesty Lime & Cracked Pepper potato chips from Red Rock Deli. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one never to have heard of Maris Piper and (her?) Wow. . Then we’ll just go out to restaurants for it, once we see how much trouble is involved. And I too would eat a platter of McD’s fries…. Well, Steve loves his experiments with animal fats. Bet they won’t be as lovely and rosemary flavoured as yours. Especially with a great big dollop of mayonnaise. Ever since McDonald’s abandoned its beef tallow, Gourmandistan has often wondered if beef fat really made a difference. Beef tallow is protective against metastatic breast tumors. Research conducted at The Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, University of California, School of Medicine, Davis, CA, has shown that “Beef Tallow Increases the Potency of Conjugated Linoleic Acid in the Reduction of Mouse Mammary Tumor Metastasis.” The title says it all. Skinny and shoestring fries are delicious, but a proper fat handcut chip is something else. ( Log Out /  Strain out any solids that accumulated in the oil. These taste every bit as crunchy-licious as they look -- I love being able to eat fried foods now! Lovely photos as always. I literally couldn't stop eating these addictive potato chips the first time I tried 'em, making these tasty snacks my Editor's Choice. No oil needed! Just make sure that you can reach 200°C! The chips are kettle fried in organic, unrefined coconut oil. I wish that Americans would take potato varieties more seriously. But we’re a food blog, not a craft blog.). I’ll ask the lady at our Friday-night frites joint how she makes hers (which are absolutely amazing), maybe between you and her I’ll give suet a try some day . Melt your friendly fat of choice in a very hot skillet or fry pan and place a layer of the sliced potatoes in – the potatoes shouldn’t be on top of each other. I’m drooling. The flavor did indeed seem richer and more robust than canola or other neutral oil. Once it’s floating and golden the temperature should be about 180°C, which is perfect for frying and will give you chips with those all-important crispy outsides and fluffy middles. Bet you can't eat just one! Croquetas. Just realized that comment reads strangely. On oil, sunflower and sunseed are very efficient, and many people swear by using groundnut oil. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. But, if you’re after flavour, cooking chips in beef tallow (rendered beef fat you can get from your butcher) gives you better flavour and colour – the choice is yours. So crispy… They look exceptional. I admire your ceaseless commitment to the cause. If only I lived close enough to participate in taste-testing… When I opened this post in my email and read just the title, I knew it was going to be a good post. You folks take your french fries seriously! Strip leaves from stem. But customer demand for less saturated fat prompted a switch to vegetable oil in the early '90s. Fry the chips until beautifully golden, then remove to a bowl lined with kitchen paper, shake around a bit, season with sea salt and serve right away. Reduce heat and simmer until the chips are almost falling apart, about 20 minutes. Well this will be fun to try! Yum! Beef tallow and waste cooking oils that is discarded as waste from households and restaurants after frying is reviewed for the production of toilet (bath) soap. But (and you know what’s coming), somebody’s gotta do it. When the tallow melts, add the potatoes and, with a large rubber spatula, stir until coated. He also calls for “Maris Piper” potatoes, which we’ve never heard of nor seen in America. Tallow cooks at a higher temperature than all other oils! Place the chips in a bowl under running water for several minutes to wash the starch off. , Wow. It’s almost needless to say we enjoyed them very, very much, especially with a sprinkling of rosemary salt. Landing somewhere between a chip that's let itself go and a hash brown that never made it, repeats of The Sullivans are more exciting than these spud nubs. We only fry them twice though, but I’ve never used suet (though many people here do, they even sell cartons of “graisse de boeuf” at supermarkets, which are far from appealing). I use an electric deep-fat fryer and have done for many years. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I finally get around to having Josh buy some potatoes so I can try out the tallow. Before we went to England last fall, I always said “I hate thick fries.” But little did I realize that there was something besides those godawful frozen “steak fries” you get in crappy restaurants all over the U.S.! Drain on a cooling rack and sprinkle with rosemary salt. Blumenthal’s recipe (or at least this one we found attributed to him on Epicurious), calls for potatoes chipped, cooked, frozen, cooked, cooled and cooked again. Wish I could have tasted some right away from that parchment paper! Chip shops have massive industrial fryers, which you can’t recreate at home, so you need to use a large sturdy pan on a medium to high heat (unless you own a deep-fat fryer, of course). Dry rosemary sprig in a 200° F oven for about 45 minutes. ”, Please enable functionality cookies to use this feature, Please enable targetting cookies to show this banner, Dinner, sorted: Jamie’s fresh gnocchi, pasta, & sauce range, Cooking Buddies: Kitchen hacks with Buddy, 800 g Maris Piper potatoes. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! So down to business: chop 800g of Maris Piper potatoes into finger-sized chips, leaving the skin on – don’t be too exact. It’s really hard, even at the farmers’ markets, to find more than just russet or fingerling or red… Fries are something that are best left to a restaurant kitchen, I think. Yes, a bit more work but I wouldn’t mind a little extra effort for the sake of the best fries Gourmandistan has ever made! !” Now I know . Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Set them on a cooling rack to dry out. Had some great duck fat fries in Portland, Maine, so am anxious for your comparison test :). Steve obtained a bag of beef suet during the waning days of our nearby Foxhollow Farm store, with the specific intent of rendering it down for tallow, then forcing Michelle to make French fries with the stuff. Have you read Jeffrey Steingarten’s chapter on Fries in The Man Who Ate Everything? ( Log Out /  Potato gems AKA tater tots. If you don’t have a thermometer, use a raw chip, and as it starts to float and fry the temperature should be about 140°C, which is perfect for blanching. (adapted from Heston Blumenthal, here and here). I never heard of that potato variety….anyway Gourmandistan must be honored for making such triple efforts in the name of the perfect French frie! (And like the new Gravatar. Peel potatoes and cut into chips, about 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ in size. This crunchy snack tastes so good and you’ll never buy store-bought potato chips again! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The tallow melted into hot golden fat, well handling two batches of potato pieces and producing tasty, crispy bits with delightfully fluffy centers. . Up until 1990 McDonald’s cooked their fries in 93% beef tallow. Thank you, Elaine. We make rosemary aioli for fries and after reading about your rosemary salt I imagine that is really all you need. I’m not sure if I would have eaten them or worshipped them. You two didn’t disappoint—you never do—but you *did* manage to make me awfully hungry. I WANT THESE IN MY MOUTH RIGHT NOW AND THE MERE THOUGHT OF ROSEMARY SALT IS DRIVING ME BONKERS! Next time you want to fry up some fries or potato chips reach for the beef tallow instead of the vegetable oil and you will be rewarded with some fries that have just a … To make our fries we turned to Heston Blumenthal, the father of triple-cooked chips, to try and recreate the experience we’d enjoyed last fall at The Three Tuns in Hay-on-Wye, sadly without the beer-battered cod. Return to the freezer for at least 1 hour. . Fry potato chips in small batches, flip part-way through as needed and cook until desired color, just past golden brown. I love that, Conor! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The sweet potatoes for Jackson's Honest Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips are sourced from farms which never use GMO varieties of vegetables. In the good old days, McDonald's fries were cooked in beef tallow. Learn how your comment data is processed. Was it the best fry oil ever? Cheers. French fries made from beef tallow have an awesome flavor. https://gourmandistan.com/2014/06/15/the-tallow-of-triple-cooked-chips Yo Hos and other potato chips will never taste like they did because they stopped being fried in beef tallow (aka cow lard). So far I haven’t knowingly eaten them cooked in horse fat, but I’d be first in the queue if I heard of a chip shop using it in London. Mash leaves with salt in a mortar and pestle. (You can actually make candles with it. Once cooled a bit, place the rack with the potatoes on it in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Hi Tallow-cooked chip lovers… A deep fat fryer, Nancy, is absolutely OK to cook chips (American call ’em fries) in. Chips cooked in lard or beef dripping were very popular in in Britain, especially in the north, but I believe most have switched to vegetable oil these days, which is a great shame, since they really are better cooked in animal fat . Remove the cooked chips from the water with a slotted spoon. The Irish version of the bacon drippings everybody keeps here in the Southern U.S. OH MY GOD! At this stage you may want to cook your chips in 2-portion batches, so you don’t decrease the temperature of the oil too much or overcrowd the pan. It may mean extra work (mainly for Michelle) and we may need some guests, but someday Gourmandistan would like to try a side-by-side triple-cooked chip comparison between beef tallow and duck fat. Save those frequent flyer miles, and come visit anytime! Ugh. Dec 29, 2017 - Want to know how to make homemade potato chips? When a serious potato-chip craving strikes, sometimes the average bag of Lays simply will not do. They look great I always have Maris piper potatoes so I’ll have to try it out! I think tallow candles smell quite bad. I drained the potatoes … Just ugh. What an interesting method! Step 1: Heat the oven to 220C / 200C in a fan oven. Not having access to McDonald’s patented potato, we substituted a russet variety and hoped for the best. Same reason Mickey D's fries way back in … So let me tell you how I make the perfect chip – if you’re going to do it, do it right. Flip the potatoes over after a couple minute of frying … It really made me appreciate all the delicious chips we had in England and Wales last fall. And Steve would be right there in line with you. Ah, there’s a Belgian inside that Welshman. Put the potatoes back on the cooling rack. A reliable choice at tapas joints where sangria is $2 a … Keep hot in a 325* oven until it’s time to serve. , Excellent! Oooh, rosemary aioli sounds like a great idea. Wow! Obviously not a dish in frequent rotation for home cooking, but worth all the trouble once in a great while. Before I went to Britain last year, I had this stupid idea that “chips” were like those godawful frozen “steak fries” one finds everywhere in the States. Boy was I wrong! I am seriously impressed at how much work went into making these!! Thanks, Sabine. In any case they both look and sound delicious. Then reheat the oil to 350° F. Fry the chips in small batches until golden. Bring oil back up to 350* before cooking the next batch of potato chips. . He recommends horse fat, along with tallow. Apparently Belgium is the place to get them , I have that book, but haven’t looked at it in years. These look wonderful. 17. Get the recipe at Food & Wine. We understand that triple-cooked chips are now quite trite in Britain but, like universal healthcare, are something that needs to catch on in the States. (and yes, I was looking for that ice cream recipe at first when I scrolled down the photos ;-)). Heat about 4″ of fat in a heavy saucepan to 265° F. Fry the chips in small batches for approximately 5 minutes, until a light crust forms. https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2020/05/06/how-make-perfect-potato-chip Great photo! Excellent. Your oil should be 8cm deep, but never fill your pan more than half full. If that is indeed true, we must say Heston Blumenthal has not helped us as we work toward Buddhahood. Remove from oven and cool. Change ). Use a large metal sieve to gently lower the chips into the pan for around 8 minutes, or until soft but not coloured, then remove to a tray to cool. I meant to say it wasn’t the Gravatar I was accustomed to seeing. Thanks, Misti. The ability potatoes have to get mega crispy on the outside and super-fluffy in the middle when cooked is so good. We’ll try most anything … once. 18. Tasty is tasty, simple as that. Finally, on salt, being an Essex boy, in my house it has to be Maldon sea salt. I love triple-cooked chips. It was quite a bit of work, and may not have matched the McDonald’s salty matchsticks of our youth, but our “chips” came out quite fine. I remember reading Steingarten’s chapter on the perfect fries and thinking, “Who would go to so much trouble? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. potatoes! Three obvious things are important on your journey to perfection – your choice of potato, your choice of oil and your choice of salt. Drain well and shake on sea salt. I sliced two large baking potatoes into rounds, put them into a pot, covered them with water and simmered them at medium heat for 20 minutes, to get them soft. For me, the Maris Piper potato wins every time, and you want to use nice large ones. Once it starts to shimmer a little, place a single test fry in the oil. Sea salt is added to enhance the flavor, and for its numerous trace minerals. (The hazard of dashing off something without thinking about it.) Turn the heat up under the oil and return one blanched chip to the oil as a guide again. . Here in Lille, les frites are an institution! It’s a tough job. We’ll cook up a storm. It’s just a shame that they’re not very good for you, but, like a good old cake, life wouldn’t be quite the same without them. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Ever since McDonald’s abandoned its beef tallow, Sorghum-braised belly, one benefit of being an ex-reviewer. Transfer the potatoes to a 16-by-12-inch rimmed baking pan and separate the slices so they don't overlap. But he did help us attain the best fries Gourmandistan has ever made. Somehow, though, now that you say it, I think I remember that. Using the techniques he mastered making lard, Steve separated out sinew and silverskin, rendered down his suet, strained off the resulting yellowish fat and stored it in a jar, where it became interestingly stiff and waxlike even at room temperature. Jun 15, 2012 - If you love french fries, you've GOT to try making these easy fries for the lazy cook using healthy fats and real salt. That looks crispy delicious soft chips! 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