Syn Free Chips Recipe
SLIMMING WORLD VEGETARIAN
If you’re anything like me, the thought of coping with everyday life with a total absence of chips will send you into a total meltdown. Thankfully there is a healthier option that is actually syn free! If you’ve ever made roast potatoes (that doesn’t include emptying out a bag of Aunt Bessie’s into the oven), this will all be pretty familiar to you, as the recipe is pretty much the same with, of course, a noticeably marked reduction in oil.
I haven’t listed amounts here – when it comes to it, you know how many chips you have a craving for, so just grab those potatoes and get peeling!
Low calorie cooking spray
Maris Piper potatoes (the best for chips and roasties!)
Salt & pepper (or your choice of seasoning)
1. Preheat oven to 240°C/220°F/Gas 9.
2. Peel the potatoes, remove any nasty bits and cut into chip size chunks (about 1cm).
3. Boil in salted water and remove when you feel them start to go slightly soft.
4. Give them a bashing! put the lid on the saucepan and shake them around for a while, bash them with a spoon for a bit, get the frustrations of the day out of your system and turn those soft edges on the ‘chips’ into mushy offerings…these are the bits that will turn crispy on your chips when cooked, so bash to taste!
5. Spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray and spread out the chips (I do a couple of sprays on top of them too).
6. Cook them for about 30 minutes, making sure you turn them regularly to get all sides nice and golden, no one wants white chips!
7. Serve with your choice of seasoning. I used coarse ground black pepper and salt and have also tried them with garlic and chilli powder so far!
They look great (especially if you gave them a good bashing) and they are totally syn free! The flavour is certainly lighter than regular chips but they are still really enjoyable and crunchy. I’d recommend experimenting with the spices and flavourings you can use on them as they are surprisingly good with a bit of imagination!
They would be better with quite a few more sprays of oil.