Thursday, January 24

HOW TO: Oven Bake English Sweet Potato or Potato Chips (Steak Fries)

Chips are a classic side dish in England, they have been being served since the 1680s. There is speculation about their origins some argue it was Belgium, some say Spain, and other claim a farther ancestry of Galicia origins. Regardless of their beginning, we all know how wonderful they can be.

The traditional English chip is thicker and more wedge like, commonly referred to as "steak fries". These chips are easy to make, cook up quickly, and when baked will help cut down on excess fat/oil. You can also have fun with your potato, using white or sweet or a combination of both. Try your hand at making a great side dish which is fun and healthier to eat!

Full time: 40-45 minutes
Serves 3-4

You will need:

3-4 medium potatoes (white or sweet, I am using a combination)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp salt
*1 tbsp parsley or oregano or basil-optional

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 400, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

Wash potatoes well and dry off.

Using a sharp knife, cut potato in half length wise.

Now slice each half in half.

Slice each of the four halves in half, ending with a total if 8 wedges.

Place wedges into a bowl.

Pour over olive oil.

Toss lightly to completely coat each wedge.

Lay out on a baking tray in a single layer.

Season with salt and optional herb.

Place in oven for 15 minutes.

Carefully rotate tray and flip wedges if needed.

Return to oven for 10-15 minutes until the outside has turned golden, but potato is easily pierced with a fork.

Remove from oven to serving platter and enjoy!