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Maximise your Yield: Cooking and Oil Care Tips

Maximise your Yield: Cooking and Oil Care Tips

Follow these tips to make perfectly crisp & delicious McCain Chips. Everytime.

  1. For the best texture and flavour, McCain chips must be kept frozen until cooking time.
  2. Never fill the basket more than half full. Over filling will result in greasy, soggy chips
  3. Set timer to precise fry time according to the fry time on the box. When cooking smaller amounts, reduce the frying time. Always cook to a light golden colour. Do not overcook
  4. Shake the baskets 30 seconds into frying. This helps keep the chips from sticking together, shake again after another 30 seconds.
  5. After cooking, drain the basket for 10 seconds and shake gently. This assists in separating the chips and draining excess oil.
  6. Serve your McCain Chips immediately
  7. Avoid piling cooked chips in more than two layers under the heat lamp. Chips that are piled too high will steam and go soggy quickly.
  8. First In, First Out. Do not place freshly cooked chips on top of older chips.


Oil Care: What you put in, is what you get out.

  1. Start with a high quality cooking oil. Lower quality oils deteriorate faster and transfers its flavour to other fried foods.
  2. Keep Oil at 175° C while the fryer is in use. Make sure your thermometer is working correctly to be able to know the temperature of your oil.
  3. Skim and filter your oil regularly. Skimming and filtering between frying will extend the oil life.
  4. Change the oil every 7 – 10 days. Always change your oil if contaminated with water or salt.
  5. Use a clean, well-maintained fryer. Keep your fryer clean and good working condition to sustain a high frying performance.


Watch this video for more tips on how to get the most from your McCain product


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