They are a frozen standby in our house. They are baked in the oven on baking paper on a pizza tray so the heat gets distributed evenly. It's not something we eat a lot of but handy to have. My preference is home made chips cooked in oil on the stove, drained well, salted and eaten as a chip sarnie with butter melting under the weight of the chips. The only healthy part of this meal (which I have when my husband goes away golfing) is the wholemeal bread.🍟
Yes, we have them occasionally. I put baking paper on a tray and heat them up. It keeps the tray clean, as all the oil collects on the paper and not on the tray, so the tray needs very little washing. My husband makes delicious homemade chips, so we prefer to eat those rather than the frozen kind. We only use frozen chips if we are short on time, and don't have time to make the homemade chips.
It takes about 30 minutes to cook them. It depends on how thinly you like your chips as to how long it will take. We cut them thin but not 'see through' thin. We line a tray with baking paper, put on the chips, spray with the olive oil spray, and cook until brown and crispy ( in the oven). I don't like deep frying things but you could do it that way too. My way is a lot healthier.
I have to admit that I love homemade chips the best of all, and I will happily make them. I did get some steak-house( I believe this means THICK!!!)style chips from the supermarket once, and they had a tasty coating which really crisped up nicely in the oven. These would be a great stand-by item if you wanted something which was no-fuss and tasty to go with a meal!Of course, the frozen chips are also no-waste and quite well priced when you get them on special! Home made is still my preference though!! Oh dear! Now I could happily snack on some1 Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
I recently bought some shoestring fries and they were truly awful. I have no idea what fat/oil/medium they used in the precooking but it was nasty. Anyway, I have been spoiled by real chips and have never been keen on frozen. I no longer have a deep fryer and I don't buy potatoes, other than an odd one or two occasionally, due to the fact that I would make and eat chips all the time. Diabetes dictates that I can't do that any more. However, when I absolutely have to have a fix I will get a couple of potatoes, peel them, slice them thinly and shallow fry them in coconut oil . . . if you add a little chopped bacon it is to die for! Don't tell ^_^
I buy them all the time, I think they are great and often similar prices to buying potatoes and making the chips yourself (but without the hassle).
We throw them in the deep fryer for about 5 minutes and haven't found any we don't like yet.
We also make our own chips and sometimes scallops as well if we have a lot of potatoes
Yes frozen chips are yum and now I cook them in the philips airfryer and they taste great. Good for real chips too as they cook in half the time in the airfryer and "healthier" too as only use one spoon of olive oil!