I wanted to share a recipe I have been using lately (courtesy of Paul) because I’m absolutely loving it! These home-made chips are a healthier alternative to the frozen chips you buy at the shops, and believe me when I say, they are delicious! We find that one potato makes enough chips for one person, so the more people you are cooking for, the more potatoes you need. What you will need is:
- Potato (one per person)
- Sea salt
- Cracked black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil (per potato)
Paul and I use sea salt, cracked black pepper and olive oil as they are the healthiest of their kind. But you can use pretty much any salt, pepper or oil you like.
- Chopping board
- Mixing bowl
- Baking tray
You are looking to put the chips in at 220 degrees celsius (this is a fan oven, so adjust the temperature accordingly) for around 25 minutes, or until the chips are golden brown.
Step 1: Cut your potato(s) and pre-heat oven
(Those are Paul’s big hands, not mine. Mine are half the size!)
Paul and I choose to leave the skin on the potatoes because we like the crispiness of it. But basically just cut into whatever thickness of chip you would like.
Step 2: Boil the chips
Once you have the chips cut into the thickness you like, put them into a pan with enough water to cover the potato. You will need to bring them to the very boil so make sure not to put too much water in to avoid any kitchen disasters!
Step 3: The Coating
Whilst you are waiting on your potatoes/chips to boil, get started on mixing the salt, pepper and oil together. We use the salt and pepper grinders and usually grind about 20 times each. This is plenty for 2 potatoes, so adjust accordingly. (For example, 1 potato grind 10 times each, 3 potatoes 30 times each, so on…)
Step 4: Drain the chips
Once the potatoes/chips have come to the boil, drain the water out once they are soft to the touch. But not too soft! If you were to put your thumb onto one of the chips and press down, you should feel a little resistance before it mashes. That’s the kind of cooked we are going for. We are going to be putting them in the oven later so we don’t want them to be too cooked just yet!
Step 5: Mix chips in the coating
Pretty self explanatory stage. Just make sure not too mix too hard otherwise the chips will fall apart. Just gently swirl the chips in the mixture until everything is coated.
Step 6: Arrange the chips onto a baking tray
Pop some foil onto a baking tray and arrange the chips so they can cook evenly. Once you have done this, pop them into the oven which you already pre-heated to 220 degrees celsius, for around 25 minutes.
Step 7: Enjoy your delicious chips!
Once they are a nice golden brown as shown in the picture above, you are ready to go! They are a perfect side dish for a nice piece of chicken, fish or steak, alongside some garden vegetables.
That’s our recipe for home-made chips! I really hope you enjoy this recipe; it really is ridiculous how easy they are to make.
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