Confession: Chips aren’t my favourite potato dish; I rank baked potato as my absolute favourite, then I’d say mashed but I do adore these chips above all chips. They are how my mum makes them and a great bonus is they are low in fat. It was a recipe my mum found many moons ago from Weight Watchers.
A word about Marmite: This dish par boils the chips in water with a teaspoon of Marmite, which means that the chips are lovely and crispy with an intrinsic saltiness about them. I feel neutral about Marmite, I like to lick the spoon after stirring the Marmite into the water to make these chips but that’s it with me and Marmite. So, I don’t love it (but I love these chips) or hate it. I’m rebellious that way.
This isn’t a recipe as such, more like a tip for making good chips, I’d say one small/medium potato per person.
- Potatoes, chopped into chips (I like skin on chips but peel the potatoes if you don’t)
- 1 heaped tsp of Marmite per every 2-3 portions of chips
- A pan of boiling water
- Oil spray (such as a low fat oil spray or buy a refillable oil spray bottle and fill with olive oil)
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and bring a pan, big enough to fit your chips in, to boil.
- Stir the Marmite into the boiling water and add the chips, boil for 10 mins.
- Spray a very thin layer of oil onto the baking tray. Drain the chips and place them on the tray.
- Spray a very thin layer of oil onto the chips and place them in the oven to bake and crisp up, about 30 minutes depending on your oven.
- Enjoy! My favourite chip partner is baked beans. You can’t beat chips and beans.