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Orange Chips

(Or Black-Country Chips)

As a West Midlands chip-shop speciality, a style of potato chip dipped in an orange coloured batter, sometimes with paprika, before being fried. Known only since 1999.

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Original Receipt from Birmingham Mail, 2 MAY 2020

To make it orange chips from home you will need:

A deep fat fryer
Your cooking oil of choice
Four large potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
Orange food colouring

What do you do?
Firstly chop peel and wash your potatoes then chop them up to form the chips.
Next, make your batter. Combine the dry ingredients above in a mixing bowl. Slowly add the wet ingredients making sure you whisk as you pour to form a smooth mixture. Add a few drops of the orange food colouring.
Then coat your chopped potatoes in flour then dip them in the batter mixture.

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