Yes. I can assure you that you can easily freeze chip shop chips at the comfort of your own home.
I am obsessed with Chip shop chips. That’s why, I often find myself with a lot of leftovers whenever I order them, and since I am a big advocate for food waste elimination. I had to try to store my leftovers for as long as I could. And freezing them made that possible for me!
I am going to walk you through the step-by-step guide to freezing your Chip shop chips.
How to Freeze Chip Shop Chips
The most important thing to remember is that you must freeze them fresh. Other than that, it is a fairly easy method to follow.
You don’t need to freeze your chip shop chips when they are fresh. However, they must first cool to at least room temperature before you attempt to move them to the freezer, or else, they will turn into a soggy mess.
Align your chip shop chips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure there is adequate space between the chips on the tray. Transfer the tray to the freezer and allow them to freeze for a couple of hours until they solidify.
Place in a freezer bag:
Once they solidify, place the chips into a freezer bag or an airtight container to be stored in the freezer.
Label and freeze:
Before you transfer the chips to the freezer, label the container or the bag containing the chips with the date and contents of the bag so that you can distinguish it later from all the other food in the freezer.
How long can you freeze chip shop chips?
They can last for up to 3 months if you follow the previously mentioned steps carefully.
How do you defrost chip shop chips?
The good news is, you don’t actually have to defrost your frozen chip shop chips before reheating them. They can be reheated straight from the freezer. Just spread them on a baking tray away from each other, then move the tray to a preheated oven at 350F/180C for 20 minutes.
To defrost them, however, you will just move the frozen chips from the freezer to the fridge.
3 Tips for Freezing Chip Shop Chips
These three tips are going to help make freezing Chip shop chips experience easier and better:
- Avoid freezing any chip shop chips covered in any type of sauce, whether it is curry, ketchup, or even gravy sauce. These will turn your chips soggy upon freezing.
- Make sure to freeze you chips as fresh as possible. Don’t leave them on the counter for long time before placing them in the freezer.
- You can place your frozen chips directly in a deep fat fryer or in the oven without actually having to defrost them prior to reheating.
Do chip shop chips freeze well?
Yes. They do freeze very well. They might not be exactly as the freshly bought ones when you reheat them. However, they are still very much enjoyable.
It is important not to skip the first step of freezing as a way to solidify the chips before actually freezing them so that they won’t stick together while reheating.
Frequently asked questions:
Now that you know how to properly freeze Chip shop chips. Here are some questions that I was faced with:
Can you freeze chip shop curry sauce?
Technically speaking, you can freeze chip shop chips with curry sauce. All you will need to do is to just place the chips in a container once they cool down a bit, then seal it tightly and move it to the freezer. However, it can turn a bit soggy upon freezing and defrosting if it is covered in any sauce. That’s why, I don’t highly recommend it.
Can You Freeze Battered Fish from the Chip Shop?
It is not really recommended as you wouldn’t be entirely sure whether or not the fish from the chip shop was previously frozen or not. So it is better to entirely avoid freezing fish.