They’ve been a staple item of Saturday night take-aways and British pub-grub menus for years – but do you know how to cook the perfect chip?
It’s just a matter of slicing some potatoes, slathering them in oil and tossing them in the oven, right?
Think again, because there’s a reason your fries never turn out as golden and crispy as you might like them. And the answer is hiding in your kitchen cupboard.
According to experts from food website , there’s one secret ingredient you need to make perfect oven chips – cornstarch.
Apparently, this common ingredient helps to absorb moisture from the potatoes, which helps the chips get extra crunchy on the outside while staying soft and fluffy inside.
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Simply sprinkle over your sliced potatoes with a table spoon of the good stuff after washing and patting dry, then follow with olive oil.
They also recommend using classic Russet potatoes – the ones with dark brown skin – and to slice the potatoes to a quarter of an inch thick.
Any thinner and they’ll burn on the outside before they’re cooked properly.
The temperature is also crucial here; for beautifully golden chips bake yours at 230 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes and always flip them halfway through.