If you are used to frozen chips, you'll be amazed by the taste of these. It's a fair bit of work, but the result is worth it.
You can improve on stage 2
by putting the pre-cooked chips in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.Stage 1
and stage 2
can be done hours beforehand, even the previous day. You can freeze the chips after stage 1
, maybe even after stage 2
, but I've not yet tried this.
For me, nothing goes better with these chips than béarnaise sauce
. In a good restaurant they are already great, but home made: a pure delight.