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When I make chips ( fries ) they stick together what have I done wrong ?

Asked by sandystrachan (4397points) October 28th, 2009

Right new ( ish ) deep fat fryer , tried all the different temperatures and thickness of the cut . Even tried flouring them before hand , I dab and don’t dab the starchy water from them . Yet when in the fryer they stick together , I shake the basket still sticks its nothing bad I don’t work in a restaurant so the end product doesn’t matter too much i just want them to stop sticking .
I would love to make crisps ( chips ) but the same will happen .

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jaytkay's avatar

In case you haven’t tried this already: soak the cut potatoes in water for a few hours, drain and fry. I get excellent crispy fries that way.

RedPowerLady's avatar

My grandmother used to use a deep fryer to make fries. She just cut the potatoes up and put them in the hot oil. The oil needs to be really hot. Then you take them out and put on a paper towel to drain the grease and salt them while still hot. I have no idea what is causing them to stick together. Perhaps you leave them in too long?

janbb's avatar

I think if chips stick, it’s usually the oil not being hot enough. Maybe you’re putting too many potatoes in all together and they’re lowering the temperature too much. Try making fewer as an experiment. Or fry in small batches, keep warm, then raise the temperature of the oil and flash fry them again.

sandystrachan's avatar

The oil is hot as hell the built in temperature light goes off , i leave it a wee bit longer and put chips in . The do end up crispy on the outside fluffy inside , just sticking together for no reason :( . And i put in less chips i make two or more batches , i only ever half fill the basket .

janbb's avatar

Then it’s a puzzlement.

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