Chipperbec Potatoes – The Perfect Spuds for Chef’s French Friesadmin
Do you know why Chipperbec Potatoes have become the chefs’ favorite spuds for fries and chips? Find out what makes them unique and where to buy them at peak quality and price just in time for the holidays!
Behold the country’s finest chipping and frying potatoes: the novel Chipperbec! Grown specifically for use in chips and French fries, this sought-after spud has quickly become a sensation with the chefs – and for all the good reasons.
But where do they come from, and what makes them so unique compared to so many other famous potato varieties like Kennebec, Idaho, and Russet Burbank?
A Short but Brilliant History
Chipperbec™ isn’t exactly a new spud initiative. The now country-famous company originated in Bakersfield, CA, and prides itself in having drawn knowledge and skill from six generations of potato growers! In fact, Chipperbec potatoes have been developed over the course of 40 years to meet all the expectations of today’s restaurant-grade taters.
We’ve mentioned that Chipperbec potatoes are excellent for frying and chipping, but they’re much more versatile than that! An all-purpose variety, Chipperbecs are fantastic for salads, stews, mashed, or baked (for pancakes, shepherd’s pies, casseroles, and more).
Chipperbec potatoes are just what the chef would expect from a perfect white spud. When cooked, they come out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, boasting a rich and earthy flavor. Moreover, farmers have selectively bred them to bear a picture-perfect white potato appearance with no blemishes, damage, greening, rot, or sprouts.
In terms of quality and performance, they are available and reliable all year round, with no significant difference between new vs. storage potatoes or different growing regions. According to the producer’s assessment, Chipperbec potatoes may be on equal footing with other famous specialty spuds when fresh. Still, they are without a doubt superior when choosing between fresh vs. frozen varieties!
What Makes Chipperbec Potatoes Unique?
Here’s a summary of qualities that make Chipperbecs so Spud-some:
- Non-GMO specialty potato
- Absorb less oil
- Naturally low in sugar
- High starch content
- Rich, earthy flavor
- The thin skin turns crispy when cooked
- No blemishes, damage, greening, rot, or sprouts
What is the Difference Between Chipperbec and Kennebec Potatoes?
Be careful not to confuse Chipperbec potatoes with another round, white spud variety known as Kennebec or Kennebec-style. The latter is an heirloom crop that boasts a similarly rich, nutty, earthy flavor and high-starch content great for use in chips and French fries.
Although Kennebec potatoes are no longer grown in mass quantities, the word has been misused in the industry as a general term for white chipping potatoes, hence the confusion with Chipperbec. Remember that, despite similarities between the two, the Chipperbec potato is an entirely different white spud variety!
Where Can I Buy Chipperbec Potatoes?
For chips and fries like you’ve never cooked before, you can now purchase Chipperbec potatoes in bulk directly from our website and have them delivered to your foodservice establishment! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on inquiries on our specialty products.