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Keeping Chips Warm

post #1 of 8
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Hi all

I doing a 'ready made' menu that comes pre made in microwave containers for a 4 hour lunch service.

What I am wondering is how would I do chips in this method without them going dry? Would I be able to make them and then put them in a thermal bag - would that last the full service time and not go soggy, or is there a secret tip I don't know about?
post #2 of 8
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Be careful putting chips in micro. The inner bag contains traces of metal which could arc in the oven, the bag could blow open from built up heat and steam.. I would give them chips on side.
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanx :)

Thing is the client wants ready left with them and I won't be on site so trying to have everything microwavable for them. Any ideas?
post #4 of 8
Ask client, you want it done your way or the right way? You are the expert not them
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post #5 of 8
I take it that as you are living in the UK, you are talking about 'French Fries' rather than crisps? :D
post #6 of 8
If Ishbel's reading of "chips" (that is world usage, rather than US), the answer is: "Sorry, babe. You can neither hold nor microwave them successfully -- at least not without very special packaging." The alternatives are dry or soggy, and neither is acceptable.

If, you're using the word in the American way, then you can package the chips in paper or wax paper bags with holes in them -- and they're not only tolerate the microwave but actually emerge slightly refreshed. They also hold well, warm, in a steam table.

Hope these answers apply to your question.

As Shaw said, we are "two great peoples separated by a common language,"
BDL
post #7 of 8
And Shaw was RIGHT, BDL!

I find that my British sense of irony is often misconstrued or misunderstood by many of those living on the other side of the pond. Not YOU, of course :lol:
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice everyone - you absolutely right cant have it all lol.

Ed> thanx for the refresher - its so easy to loose site of your 'vision' when you starting up! I am (or will be) the expert!
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