Help with SW chips

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  1. Nikkiwales

    Nikkiwales Full Member

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    Hi

    I've tried making SW chips couple of times now and they come out awful. I can't even eat them. How do you make yours?

    I cut up potatoes, par boil for few mins. Drain saucepan and shake them up. Then spray in fry light and into the oven for 25 mins.

    What am i doing wrong?
     
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    Ours used to be the same, that's why we bought an Actifry :)
     
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    I think you need to boil them for a bit more, just until you can stick a knife through them and spray a bit more fry light on them.

    I know what you mean about not eating them, i forgot to boil them the otherday and they were awful they were like bubbles and so dry lol x
     
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    I also bought an actifry!
     
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    I really want to get an actifry but will have to wait until after xmas. Hopefully will have some sales.

    Glad it isnt just my cooking skills then lol
     
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    I microwave mine instead of par boil, just cut them up in chip shape & then microwave them till softish (about 4 mins) & them let them cool & spray with frylight & cook in oven. It's loads quicker then par boiling
     
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    there are a few ways of doing them, I had a few failures that went in the bin at first, you can either make chip shapes or chunks of potato like saute potatoes,
    this is what i do -
    peel and rinse the pot's par boil until a knife just slips in,
    drain all the water off and then put them back in the pan hold the lid on the pan and shake well this roughs up the edges a bit,
    then add salt and pepper spray with fry lite and give another shake
    put them on the non stick tray and cook for about 30 minutes electric 185
    you have to keep a close eye on them as when they are cooked they spoil very quickly if you dont get them out,

    for a variation and to make roasties with sunday dinner - prepare the same way but bigger chunks
    when you get to the salt and pepper stage stir in a big squirt (if you got a squeezy bottle) or a dessert spoon if not of marmite, then put them in the oven and cook as before they come out delicious and not tasting of marmite and no sins for marmite
     
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    I cook mine the same and them come out delicious.

    I think you do need to ensure that knofe slips through the potatoe though thats the key! x
     
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    Whats the syns on chips using Actifry?
     
  11. Littleslimmingbee

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    - i boil mine till they just hole thier shape, i find the softer the better them come out in the end..

    also, i pour my frylight (bad i know) .. and wack it on no. 9 for almost an hour. They'r really nice, but i cant wait tilli get my actifry, so much quicker and better! x
     
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    You really need to use Maris pipers to get the best SW chip results - cook them just til they're soft (be careful as they go mushy REALLY quickly).

    Lay them out to cool & dry. Put the tray into a very hot oven, then take out, spray the pan, add chips (they should sizzle on contact) then spray the chips well. ta da! :D

    Gaz - a lot of people say Actifry chips are free, but our class has been told they're not because even though they're not sitting in the oil they do absorb more than if they were just sprayed.
    I would say they're probably half of these amounts;
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    ive just made some for me and children for dinner and they were gorgeous... i just cut some potatoes into chips, i dont peel them, then pop em in the microwave for 10-12minutes, spray a tray with fry light and put the chips in, give them a move around add more fry light if necessary and then i put on either some curry powder or black pepper. i think i cook them on 250 degrees for about 45minutes but i dont really time them x
     
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    I'm lazy, I just chop some spuds, fry light a tin, and whack them in the oven for 45mins-1hour. They're always mushy in the middle and crispy on the outside! Nom Nom Nom!
     
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    I par boil mine and spray with Frylight and put in my Halogen oven - perfect chips, roasties and wedges every time....lovely.
     
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    Spray them with Frylight instead of using oil and they're free :)
     
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    Hi
    I use jacket pots cook them for 2 mins in microwave and then cut them up spray with frylight and sprinkle with spices and cook on GM7 for 30 mins
     
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    Free, if you spray with frylight. Or else you can use a spoon of extra virgin olive oil as a HEB or syn it.
     
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