Healthy No-Fry Fries (French Fries, Chips)
2 large Rooster or Désirée potatoes, peeled, cut into wedges
2-3 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper
Optional: grated parmesan, dried thyme, garlic powder
I first saw this method of making healthy chips (or French fries) on a Channel 4 cookery show. I’ve changed it a bit over the years, making it less healthy and a bit more tasty. This makes enough chips for 2 people, if you use 2 large Rooster or Désirée potatoes.
Peel and cut 2 large baking potatoes, and then rinse them thoroughly in cold water. Set then into a bowl of ice water for about 10-minutes while you bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil.
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gar Mark 6.
When the water is boiling, add the potatoes and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain into a large sieve, giving them a good shake so that you rough up the surface of each potato wedge. Line a baking sheet with foil …
… and then topple the blanched potatoes on to the tray. Drizzle 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil over the chips, toss so they’re thoroughly coated, and then position them so they’re are evenly distributed.
Sprinkle the chips with flaked sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning the chips once midway through the baking time.
This recipe is based on a Channel4 cookery program recipe for Skinny Fish and Chips.