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Chips, Fries, Hot Chips, Crisps, Wedges, Potato Chips...?

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Hey all...

 

Whats you differences....

 

in Australia....

 

Chips are a packet of chips (ie. Smiths Thins BBQ/S & V/chicken flavor etc)

 

French Fries or Fries are more commonly known as Hot Chips (ie. somthing you'd get at maccas or KFC)

 

Crisps...?? i think thats a pommie thing...?

 

Wedges are like a wedge of potato - hot.

 

Potato Chips tend also to be Hot chips?

 

What is it all in your own countrys.

 

*bored sam!*

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fries - "potato" fried in lard at maccas

 

chips - potato chips u buy at the supermarket. although i normally call them by their respective name ie. pringles.

 

wedges - wedges of potato

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My take on this:

 

Chips = those fried from potatoes at the fish n chip shop

French fries = McD's and KFC and all factory pulped fries passing off as chips. There are thick fries now trying to pass off as chips

Crisps = comes out of a packet, manufactured by Walkers, Golden Wonder, Smith's, M&S, Calbee etc.

Wedges = Potatoes, unpeeled, cut larger than chips and fried

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spot on - I can stop pondering on that :thumbsup:

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Oh God Thursdays back to doing his forum equivalent of dumpster diving for old threads. LOL

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In the UK we say

 

Chips for the hot slices of potatoes that are fried and often bought at a fish and chip shop.

 

Crisps are the thin slices of potatoes found in packets at a supermarket such as Smiths or Walkers.

 

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Oh God Thursdays back to doing his forum equivalent of dumpster diving for old threads. LOL

 

 

Dumpster diving can give good results, but this?

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No, ``we'' don't agree. You can have crisps in the UK; here in Japan we have potato chips, preferably Calbee nori-shio (the world's best potato chips) although it's not anathema to mix in some black pepper chips, say one bag of black pepper to two bags of nori-shio. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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No, ``we'' don't agree. You can have crisps in the UK; here in Japan we have potato chips, preferably Calbee nori-shio (the world's best potato chips) although it's not anathema to mix in some black pepper chips, say one bag of black pepper to two bags of nori-shio. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

+1 Those nori shio are about the best. Friends back home always request them as omiyage.

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I like to make sweet potato hot chips baked in the oven.

 

My wife bought a little round chip maker for the microwave. It only makes about 20 chips at a time (5 min) but you just slice the potato and stack them in this thing. No oil but they still come out crispy. Add a little rock salt as they cool....yum and healthy.

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What's odd is that nori-shio are very, very difficult to find in Hokkaido! :sadface:

I usually bring along one bag/day for apres when I go up there.

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I like to make sweet potato hot chips baked in the oven.

 

My wife bought a little round chip maker for the microwave. It only makes about 20 chips at a time (5 min) but you just slice the potato and stack them in this thing. No oil but they still come out crispy. Add a little rock salt and sprinkle on some shredded nori as they cool....yum and healthy.

 

Fixed it for ya :D

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Ya..that's right. I remember my wife (an Hokkaido native) mentioning that.

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I thought Chips in a word the pommy use for the lack of vocab and variety of food :D I love Chip Sandwitch though and Pringles makes em preety good ones

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I like to make sweet potato hot chips baked in the oven.

 

My wife bought a little round chip maker for the microwave. It only makes about 20 chips at a time (5 min) but you just slice the potato and stack them in this thing. No oil but they still come out crispy. Add a little rock salt and sprinkle on some shredded nori as they cool....yum and healthy.

 

Fixed it for ya :D

 

You need to see someone about that nori fixation my friend...maybe some kaiso 12 step program or something.. :wave:

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