I get regular cravings for random types of food. I don’t restrict my diet as such but I do try to make as much as possible from scratch. This is both to save money and to keep healthy. Chips are one of my regular cravings, I love all kinds of chips but usually it’s the big fat squidgey ones from my local chippy that I crave. So I set out to make the best Homemade Oven Chips that were both healthy and delicious.
Easy Homemade Oven Chips Recipe healthy and delicious
We don’t have an air fryer (although I may invest at some point) and we don’t have a deep fat fryer. But I feel I have perfected the art of cooking delicious chips in the oven with no fancy equipment. Although a pizza tray is very handy if you have one as it helps the air circulate around the chips while cooking making them chip like on all sides.
Can chips be healthy?
Chips are a well loved takeaway food, from children to adults people just love them. However chips aren’t always seen as particularly healthy. They’re usually deep fried and full of fat (and deliciousness). The alternative is to reach for the slightly healthier frozen oven chips. But these aren’t always the cheapest to buy and during the current lockdown its not as simple as popping down to the shops whenever you fancy.
Making homemade chips from a potato and a bit of cooking oil is much healthier than the other options. When making this recipe you’ll only be using 1 tablespoon of oil or you could use a cooking oil spray instead. Anyway in my opinion a healthy diet is one that isn’t restricted and provides everything in moderation (As my mum used to say).
My family and myself love these homemade oven chips and we always have a few potatoes on hand to make them.
- 4 Potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon cooking oil (I used rapeseed but you can use your favourite) or a good few sprays of frylight.
- (Optional) sprinkling of garlic powder (gives an added depth of flavour).
- (Optional) A handful of flour to help crisps up the chips.
- (Optional) 1 tsp salt for the water.
- Wash your potatoes and slice them evenly into chip shapes. Don't peel them theres no need. Pop the raw chips into a saucepan with the salt and cover with water. Bring to the boil and switch them off to par boil them. If you end up over cooking at this stage then don't worry. I once put what almost looked like mash of my baking tray and it still came out surprisingly good!
- Drain your potatoes and return to the saucepan, sprinkle over the four and garlic powder if using. Give the potatoes a little shake to distribute the flour. Pour over your oil or give it a few sprays of frylight. Give the chips another toss about to distrbulte the oil.
- Pour the chips out onto a lightly greased or non stick pizza tray or baking tray. Stick them in the oven at around 200 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Turn halfway through cooking (gently) and return to the oven for the remainder of the time.
Amount Per Serving Calories 290Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 676mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 7g