Monday, April 13, 2009
What type of potatoes do you use for chips?

Not estima - that's for sure. While they make great mash or fondant potatoes, chips they do not make - they just don't taste right. Maris Pipers? I tried those last week, when desiree were unavailable, and, I concede they do work well - with a crisp outside and floury middle, but if you want a creamy dreamy middle I still desire the desiree.

Blanched at 140 oC till soft in the middle

Finished at 180 oC

1 comment

Joie de vivre said...

It's really hard to find non-Russets here and they just don't work well for me. They tend to get mushy, but I bake them instead of frying them.