Even though my mum has always made flavourful and healthy dinners, I never used to understand that eating healthily doesn’t just mean eating steamed veg, boiled potatoes and unseasoned meat. I definitely didn’t know you could have chips that tasted like chip shop chips (even better as well!) and they would be super duper healthy- and as cheap as chips! I try to keep my portions sensible and eat them no more than three times a week, and in doing so I have a lunch or side dish that is fulfilling, cheap and yummy.
Ingredients | For one hungry student in Lidl
- 2.5lb white potato (I also use new potatoes/baking potatoes)
- Frylight 1 cal spray
- Pink Himalayan salt/seasalt
- Boil enough water to cover the potatoes
- Cut the potatoes into wedge shapes
- Pop the potatoes into a medium-sized pan before adding the water
- Boil for 6 minutes
- Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6
- Line a tray with foil and once the potatoes are boiled, drain and pour onto the tray
- Spray the chips evenly with the oil, before sprinkling salt and paprika over the top- making sure all coated with paprika. Use a spatula to turn the chips around and, once again add the oil, salt and paprika
- Pop the chips into the oven onto the top shelf for 25 minutes
- Take the chips out, turn them over and spray again with oil before putting them back into the oven for 20 minutes
- At this point the chips could be done but more often than not I find they need a bit of jiggling about and a few more sprays (maybe some more paprika) and put back into the oven for 10 or so more minutes- until golden!
There are super easy and really cheap- one of the easiest ways for a student to avoid oven chips or popping out to collect a takeaway. Any seasoning will do- rosemary is another good’n. They can be added to a chicken and sweet chilli wrap (my favourite) or used as a treat in a chip butty (my second favourite). Because of these I haven’t eaten oven chips in nearly a year!
~ Kat ~