Are chip shop chips cooked in animal fat or vegetable oil?
The place near me is Veg. Oil. I think most are. Ask. They do tend to cook everything in one fryer though (fish, chips, the lot) so theyres that to fret over aswell.
oil in all the ones around me but yea ur right they cook fish and meat in batter normaly in the same fryer
Traditional shops use beef fat as it can cook to a higher temperature, and lasts longer.
Most shops now though would use some sort of vegetable oil.
Good shops cook the chips seperate to other products as they are cooked at a diffrent temperature to fish/meat products.
YOu can ask , and then ask specifically for it to be cooked seperately.For a decent un it should be no problemo ;yes;
My locals have signs up saying everything is cooked in some time of vegetable oil.
On a chip-related note - while I'm a fan of chip shop chips from a decent place, I think *some* frozen chip brands are not only obviously healthier, but can be as good if not better. Try Harry Ramsden's or the McCain ones with the potato skin still left on! They are extremely chunky, virtually grease-less, actually taste of potato and form a perfect sandwich when coupled with surely the supreme condiment - HP Brown Sauce. My mouth is salivating as I type.
And you have the added benefit of guaranteeing no animal by-products were used in the cooking process.
It depends where in the country you're from, certain places up north rarely cook chips in oil which is quite annoying
I work in a chip shop, and we mainly use vegetable oil but we do cook everything in the same fryer .
I've just discovered that super fish as well as a chip shop I've used for over 30 years or use beef dripping I've been a vegetarian for 28 years so actually found this really distressing when I found out
Most now use oil. Question is how do they get the batter to stick to the fish, ever tried it? Trade secret btw.