Frozen coated fries

Your questions about frozen coated fries answered

As pioneers in frozen coated fries production, Lutosa brings unparalleled expertise and industry insights. Whether you’re a wholesale supplier or a professional in the restaurant catering sector seeking deeper understanding of frozen coated fries, you’ll find valuable answers to your questions below.

What are frozen coated fries?

Frozen coated fries are essentially potato chips that have been coated with a layer of starch-based mixture and then frozen. This coating adds an extra layer of crispiness to the fries when they are cooked, ensuring a satisfying texture for diners. At Lutosa, our frozen coated fries, such as our X-Tra Crispy range, are designed to resist sogginess and retain heat for longer periods, enhancing the overall dining experience. To produce these fries, we start by cutting the potatoes into the desired shape and size, such as skinny-style or crinkle-cut. Then, we apply a starchy coating to the chips before partially frying them. After defatting, the coated fries are packed into various-sized catering packs and frozen to maintain freshness until use.
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Did you know that?

All Lutosa coating - whether flavoured or not - are gluen-free, i.e. they do not contain wheat or derivatives of wheat. This makes them well-suited for people who suffer from celiac disease and for those who prefer to stick to a gluten-free diet.


What are the coatings of frozen coated fries made from?

The coatings for our frozen coated fries are typically made from a combination of potato starch, rice flour, and tapioca. These ingredients are carefully selected and blended to achieve the desired texture and crispiness for each chip style. Additionally, other ingredients such as raising agents or thickeners may be included in the coating mixture. In terms of oils used in production, we prioritize sustainability and may use either sustainable palm oil or sunflower oil. Specific details for each product variant, including the composition of the coatings, are available for review.

What oil is used in the production of frozen coated fries?

In the production of our frozen coated fries, we currently use either sustainable palm oil or sunflower oil. Occasionally, there may be a combination of both oils used, depending on the specific product. It’s important to note that not all potato chip producers prioritize sustainably sourced palm oil in their products, but at Lutosa, we are committed to several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities, including the use of environmentally sustainable palm oil. However, we are transitioning to primarily using sunflower oil in our production processes. We strive to establish strong partnerships globally to ensure that all our ingredients, including our chosen oil suppliers, contribute to the authenticity of sustainability in our frozen coated fries.

How are frozen coated fries prepared at restaurant standards?

To meet restaurant standards, our frozen coated fries are primarily intended to be cooked in professional catering fryers. While some of our potato chip products can be prepared in the oven, the majority are optimized for frying. It’s worth noting that some chefs may attempt to achieve crispier chips by coating them in flour before frying. However, this can pose challenges for diners with gluten intolerances. At Lutosa, all our frozen coated fries are made with 100% gluten-free coatings, ensuring that they are crispy and stay warm on the plate for longer. This not only enhances the dining experience but also allows for the inclusion of gluten-free options in every order.
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Can you obtain Lutosa’s frozen coated fries are available through our extensive network of distributors and wholesalers.

You can easily find our products at various outlets near you, making it convenient to try them out. Whether you’re in need of thick pub-style chips, hand-cut Belgian-style chips, or skinny chips perfect for a bistro, you’ll find our frozen coated fries at many locations across the UK, Europe, and beyond. Food wholesalers interested in stocking our products can reach out to us directly for more information.

What are Belgian-style frozen coated fries?

Belgian-style frozen coated fries are part of our hand-cut range and are considered a classic style by many in the restaurant and catering industries. These chips are meticulously cut by hand, resulting in variations in length and size that contribute to an authentic dining experience, reminiscent of homemade chips. Our Belgian-style fries are available with the option of leaving the skins on or removing them, depending on your preference. These chips pair perfectly with a variety of sauces, such as mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, or black pepper sauce, and offer exceptional crunchiness and longevity on the plate, thanks to their slow cooling time.

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What is holding time with respect to frozen coated fries?

Holding time refers to the duration for which a food item can maintain its optimal condition before serving. In the context of frozen coated fries, holding time refers to how long the fries can retain their crispiness and appeal after they have been prepared and are awaiting service. When frozen coated fries are left standing for too long, they may lose their crispiness and become soggy. However, at Lutosa, our frozen fries are specially coated to extend their holding time by preserving their crispy outer layer. Additionally, the coating acts as an insulator, trapping heat inside the fries and helping them stay warm for a longer period. This makes our fries suitable for various food service establishments, including restaurants, cafeterias, takeaways, and home delivery services.

Why choose from Lutosa’s range of frozen coated fries?

Lutosa’s range of frozen coated fries offers numerous advantages that make us the preferred choice for wholesale companies, hotels, restaurants, and other food establishments. With over several decades of experience in potato chip production, we have established ourselves as leaders in the industry. Our frozen coated fries are renowned for their exceptional taste and quality, providing a superior dining experience for customers. One of the key benefits of our frozen coated fries is their convenience and efficiency. They come in frozen packs, minimizing wastage as you can use only the quantity needed for each service. This is particularly advantageous for establishments with longer lead times or those that require transportation of orders. Additionally, our frozen coated fries are available in a wide range of sizes and styles to cater to the diverse needs of different establishments. In addition to our existing X-Tra Crispy range, we are excited to introduce our new Ultra Crispy range, featuring a special coating for an even crunchier texture. This innovative coating is designed to elevate the crispiness of our fries to new heights, providing customers with an extraordinary dining experience.

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