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#99991 - 04/16/03 06:55 PM Re: Dirty crackers  
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Whilst mav and I were waiting for the one guy in front of us at the sub shop in Battle Creek, MI this summer to order his 30 subs we noticed that the bags of what were to me chips and to him crisps were labeled potato crisps. The company that made them is in Texas.


#99992 - 04/16/03 06:56 PM Re: Chips aka French Fries  
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GAAaaaaaarrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkk !

Try it, you might like it.


#99993 - 04/16/03 07:05 PM Re: Chips aka French Fries  
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>Try it, you might like it.

there is nothing better with (good) fries than vinegar!

-joe (good heavens, I've contributed to a food thread) friday


#99994 - 04/16/03 07:06 PM Re: Chips (U.S. style)  
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I have been told that the thin fried shavings of potato that we call chips and the Brits call crisps were originated in Saratoga New York and if you want to be a stickler type for correctness then you must call them Saratoga Chips.
So there, too. Sniff Sniff.
The following is from iwon site.
"potato chips
Because these deep-fried, thinly sliced potatoes were invented by the chef of a Saratoga Springs, New York, hotel at the behest of a mid-19th-century guest, they're also called Saratoga chips. Now these all-American favorites come commercially in a wide selection of sizes, cuts (ripple and flat), thicknesses, and flavors such as chive, barbecue and NACHO. Most commercial potato chips contain preservatives; those labeled "natural" usually do not. Some are salted while others are labeled "low-salt"; though most potato chips are skinless, others do include the flavorful skin. There are even chips made from mashed potatoes formed into perfect rounds and packed into crushproof cardboard cylinders. All potato chips should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. The storage time depends on whether or not they contain preservatives and how old they were when purchased. Some chips have a freshness date stamped on the package."




#99995 - 04/16/03 08:06 PM Re: Chips (U.S. style)  
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I've seen people here in central Ohio dipping the french fries into the milkshake....ECHH!



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#99996 - 04/16/03 10:45 PM Re: Chips (U.S. style)  
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Hi Vanguard
Thanks for the warning. With MILKSHAKES??
I got to like them with mayo while cycling in the Netherlands. Incidentally,at fairs where we would have a hotdog stand and the Brits a fish and chip stall the Dutch had herring stands. Choices include chips with mayo, cooked herring, pickled herring, raw herring and deep fried herring roe.


#99997 - 04/17/03 12:29 AM Re: Dirty crackers  
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what were to me chips and to him crisps were labeled potato crisps.

Faldage, it's my understanding that anything other than thin-sliced-and-deep-fried potatoes - for example, the pre-formed potato snacks (like Pringles [brand name, sorry]) - cannot be labelled chips in the US. Hence, potato crisps to distinguish them from *real potato chips.


#99998 - 04/17/03 02:52 PM Re: Crispy chips  
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anything other than thin-sliced-and-deep-fried potatoes

Interesting, nancy. I'll have to remember this and dig into it. I know there are some that are not fried but are baked to appeal to those wishing to avoid fried foods. I'll have to see what they're called.


#99999 - 04/17/03 03:04 PM Re: Crispy chips  
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I hadn't noticed this before, but in this list of Frito Lay products notice the baked potato crisps vs. baked tortilla chips. it seems to be per an FDA regulation/definition.

http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?manuf_code=9

-joe (spud) friday

#100000 - 04/17/03 03:13 PM Re: Crispy chips  
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And the crisps are baked! Scrolling down the list we see potato chips that are not advertised as being baked.


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