~ home made oven chips ~

These are lovely – and if done with a low-fat cooking spray, are actually pretty healthy. People have different variations but this is how i do em.

  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 7/8.
  2. if using new potatoes, cut straight across (so you have circular disks), about 1/2 cm thick. if using old potatoes, cut into wedges. Scoop into a bowl. (cut up as many as you like, you can see how much you got, they don’t grow magically bigger or smaller. lol.)
  3. nuke on full power for either 5 or 10 minutes (depends how many you’ve cut up, if you’re feeding 2, 10 minutes, if just one, 5 minutes) then grab either the veg oil or the low-fat cooking spray, tescos (or other) BBQ seasoning and salt.
  4. if using the veg oil, carefully sprinkle a little bit of salt and a healthy slug of BBQ seasoning over the potatoes, then pour a small slug of oil over the top. then get in there with a spoon and stir well. keep stirring. if you like BBQ seasoning a lot, keep putting it in until every bit of potato at least has a few grains on it (this part is very much down to taste though.) then tip onto a baking tray.
  5. if using the low-fat cooking spray, squirt a few squirts ontop, sprinkle salt on as above, and stir well, then tip into your cooking tray. Sprinkle with the BBQ seasoning as above and do some more squirts. stir. add more BBQ seasoning to taste.
  6. put the tray on the top shelf of the oven for at least an hour, possibly more, if you’ve cut very large wedges. you may need to turn them over half way. once cooked, tip onto a plate and enjoy with mayo or/and tomato ketchup. 🙂

notes

you can – in theory at least – mess with other flavours. I’ve read about olive oil/garlic/mixed herbs being used in this way. I guess oil with garlic and rosemary would be nice if you were serving the chips with lamb. You could flavour the oil before using on the potatos by gently heating through with the garlic and herbs in it, but i would pick the garlic out before you mix with the potatoes – burnt garlic, (and small bits burn quickly) don’t taste very nice. this is a recipe that is very open to adaptation: if you find a variation you think i’d like, please post below!

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