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Cooking fat/oil?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by lynbrown, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. lynbrown

    lynbrown · Well-Known Member

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    Whats the best thing to use for making proper chips? Oil? Sunflower or other?
     
  2. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It depends on you.
    Proper chips has to be beef dripping.
    But how often do you eat them?
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    a mix of beef dripping and lamb dripping.
    I'm using lard and beef dripping and I like that.. for oil, I'd use peanut
     
  4. lynbrown

    lynbrown · Well-Known Member

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    This will be the first time in about 20 years! Cant remember what I used before. We normally have frozen/oven chips but I crave the taste of the old fashioned ones.
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    old fashioned is the beef dripping
    do a first cook till they float, then cool them down and do a second cook when you are ready
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    We just use vegetable oil, my mum would always use beef dripping when we were kids, the smell us to stink the house out but it did make good chips.
     
  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    We use Rapeseed Oil now. Jack is right. Do a first cook, then remove basket from fat, let fat heat up some more, then dip them back in to make them deliciously crispy.
     
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  8. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    This is my wife's way and she makes beautiful crispy chips. She par-boils them, once the water begins to boil she leaves them for a couple of minutes and then drains them in a colander and allows them to cool and dry, she then fries them once for a couple of minutes and removes them and fries them again just before the other food is ready, if you use a potato like Maris Piper your guaranteed to make beautiful tasting chips.
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've taken that a step further.
    Bung them in the chip pan and half cook them.
    Pull them out let them go cold and then package and freeze until needed.
    Very soft inside with a great texture outside.
    I've done it where I've cooked them late morning and recooked them late afternoon too.
    The most important thing with chip pans is regular changes of the fat/oil because spuds leave a lot of water in their wake which means old fat/oil is more boiling your chips than deep frying them.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    We use Maris Piper, or Cyprus when in season. My hubby is an ace chip maker.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It is also essential to change the oil frequently, as oil used over and over turns to trans fat.
     
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  12. Mrs k

    Mrs k Type 2 · Newbie

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    Rapeseed oil is the best for diebetiesdiebeties
     
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    this is too difficult two Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I would use peanut oil if I was not diabetic.
     
  14. Kathryn_Southern

    Kathryn_Southern Friend · Active Member

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    I second that, peanut oil. Although lard would make them the tastiest, that is very unhealthy.
     
  15. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For flavour Beef Dripping, if you want a polyunsaturated fat sunflower or rapeseed as both can be heated to a high temperature without burning. Never use olive oil. And I second the double cook approach
     
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    this is too difficult two Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps not unhealthy.
     
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    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    this is too difficult two Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    it burns at chip temperatures.
     
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    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Consider rice bran oil. It has a high flame point and is cholesterol free as well as being high in plant sterols.
    It's available at Tesco and its reasonably priced to olive oil.
    My discerning chip connoisseurs of the house love it for chips, whereas I also like to mix it with Apple cider vinegar for a salad dressing.
     
  20. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It would be ablaze before the chips were done!
     
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