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Chips

Post by mavisbramston » 02 Jul 2017, 18:45

Is it just me? I find it so annoying when you go to a restaurant bistro or cafe and you order a steak fish or schnitzel. Once they were crisp fried chips but they insist on plopping the steak etc right on top of the chips and you get a soggy mess. I prefer food to separated rather than piled and stacked.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 02 Jul 2017, 20:28

It's the latest fad, Mavis. Our village chef plonks the meat right on top of the vegies. Not easy to cut like that, either.
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Re: Chips

Post by kfchugo » 03 Jul 2017, 09:23

Quite often the same when you buy fish and chips. They put the fish on top then sprinkle the salt - result is the chips u nder the fish (or steak) get no salt and are quite bland. Its hardly "rocket science".....if I want salt on my food, I want it on ALL of the food.

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Post by Biggdad » 03 Jul 2017, 10:35

Our local Fish'N'Chippy is great, all items come in separate boxes & then placed in a paper bag.
A piece of lemon with each fish Fillet, & you can order your sauces. chips in a separate box.
At the restaurants, all you have to do is ask for your food to be placed separate on the Plate
as you are blind!!!! :character-oldtimer: :text-thankyou:

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Re: Chips

Post by grandduke » 03 Jul 2017, 10:57

Strewth folks is this a topic or a whinge, just imagine for
one minute how many people go hungry at night and i'm
talking about this country. :character-oldtimer:
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Re: Chips

Post by terra » 03 Jul 2017, 11:18

mavisbramston wrote:
02 Jul 2017, 18:45
Is it just me? I find it so annoying when you go to a restaurant bistro or cafe and you order a steak fish or schnitzel. Once they were crisp fried chips but they insist on plopping the steak etc right on top of the chips and you get a soggy mess. I prefer food to separated rather than piled and stacked.
yeah Mavis.... it's a sad reflection of the crap that "Masterchef" and "My Kitchen Rules" are trying to foist upon us and the copycat cafes that try to be so "in".

They insist on serving food on a plate stacked into a "tower". :hhuuuhhhh
What's worse is when they ditch the plate and serve it on a dirty filthy wooden board instead of a plate... which is sooo trendy. :hhuuuhhhh

....and they assault us with terms such as "plating up", which makes me ask, is there such a thing as "plating down" ?
:roflmao:

and then they use the sad old trendy descriptive words such as.... "elements", "hero of the dish", "protein" (instead of just simply saying "meat".

My wife watched Masterchef last night (I didn't) and I could hear it in the background.... judges and contestants used that poor overused word "amazing" about 100 times in the hour long show.
:angry:

PS. bring back the good old days when fish 'n chips was wrapped in yesterdays news ! (newspaper) :twocents-mytwocents:
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Re: Chips

Post by grandduke » 03 Jul 2017, 13:57

Strewth Terra now you got me going, fish and chips, a fish cake and the mushy peas
all on top of a night's beer drinking talk about being on the nose the next day. :heeheehee :heeheehee
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Re: Chips

Post by mavisbramston » 04 Jul 2017, 11:17

grandduke wrote:
03 Jul 2017, 10:57
Strewth folks is this a topic or a whinge, just imagine for
one minute how many people go hungry at night and i'm
talking about this country. :character-oldtimer:
Of course you are correct but I still hate soggy chips. i felt aTrumped out lol

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Re: Chips

Post by Perrorist » 04 Jul 2017, 11:39

You'd think they'd ask how many chips you wanted with your salt, wouldn't you.

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Re: Chips

Post by grandduke » 04 Jul 2017, 12:55

Mavis, it's in the heat when the chips are put in the oil,
low heat soggy chips, weak elastic baggy daks. :heeheehee :heeheehee :heeheehee
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Re: Chips

Post by mavisbramston » 04 Jul 2017, 21:57

I am confused. Lol

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Re: Chips

Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Jul 2017, 10:07

Chips should be soaked in water to remove starch, then precooked and cooled, before being crisped in very hot oil.Most recipes don't tell you that - even Jamie Oliver.
See the video here - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/videos/tech ... make-chips
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Re: Chips

Post by grandduke » 05 Jul 2017, 14:22

I buy pre-cooked chips give the oil 12 minutes to heat up
place a good quantity of chips in the cage and go for it. :character-oldtimer:

Make sure they have thawed first. cough \:D/
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Re: Chips

Post by Slapsy » 05 Jul 2017, 15:42

Why go to all that trouble GD? Just put them on a tray,still frozen,place them in the oven on 200c for about 20 minutes. Beautiful brown crispy chips,without fail.
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Re: Chips

Post by grandduke » 05 Jul 2017, 16:36

Thanks, young slaps I will give that a run. \:D/ \:D/ :heeheehee
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