Either leave them a bit longer in it or spray a bit of fry light in it- I also use mccains oven chips - 5 syns for half a bag which is some eating! That's if I want really crispy ones r can't be bothered cutting my own
I come across this question a lot in various forums.
I would advise the following.
Only use Maris Piper potatoes.
Always ensure they are peeled (if you like them peeled of course) cut, chipped and thoroughly washed to remove all starch.
Next, and possibly the most important step, ensure they are perfectly dry - if necessary rub them in a tea-towel or even dry them with kitchen towel - pat them right down - it makes a great difference.
Final step is up to you. Personally, I use 1 spoon of extra virgin olive oil as a Hex B. That is for 2.2lb of fries. If only doing a pound or half a pound, a half spoon will be sufficient.
I strongly advise thorough cleaning and even more thorough drying though. Other people have more success with other types of potato and/or oil.
I also find I can now do bacon and sausage in there without any fat (contained within) I cut up the pieces of bacon and half the sausages. I add sliced mushrooms 5 minutes before the end. Works great too!
My boyfriend has been going on for months about wanting a deep fat fryer to do "proper chips".
I refused to buy him one and bought him an Actifry for christmas instead. He loves it - and I can use it too!!
Unfortunately I was getting it down off the top of our cupboard last week and the plug fell down and socked me in the eye! And you guessed it - I had a lovely black eye just in time for new year celebrations!
That will teach me eh! Guess the boyf will have to do all the cooking from now on!!
Have to take you to task here. Ask anyone if they have had any joy out of Tefal after the year warranty - notoriously a terrible company to deal with, therefore, sometimes the extended warranty is necessary.