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What Makes a Great Chippy?

A great chippy is more than just a place to get your favourite fried treat; it's an experience. So, what sets apart the best chip shops from the rest?

1. First and foremost, it's all about the quality of the chips. A great chip shop uses fresh, high-quality potatoes that are hand-cut on-site. This ensures that each chip is uniform in size and shape, resulting in a consistent texture and flavour.

2. Another important factor is the cooking method. The best chip shops use a two-step frying process, where the chips are first blanched at a lower temperature and then fried at a higher temperature to achieve that perfect crispiness. This method ensures that the chips are cooked through without being greasy.

3. In addition to the chips, a great chip shop pays attention to the details. From the choice of oil to the seasoning, every element is carefully considered to enhance the flavour of the chips. Some chip shops even have their secret seasoning blends, adding a unique twist to their offerings

4. Friendly and attentive staff can make a significant difference in the chip shop experience. Courteous service and a willingness to accommodate customer requests go a long way in creating a positive and memorable visit. A great chip shop treats its customers with respect and makes them feel welcome.

Front of the Frying Squad (Balloo Branch)

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