Healthy chips (or roast potatoes)

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Serves: 6

By d1153408341974b002142

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped

  • 1 pinch dried mixed herbs (to taste, optional)

  • 1/2kg new potatoes or white potatoes such as Maris Piper

  • 1/2 small onion chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200C or 180C fan.
  2. Wash and scrub potatoes, leaving the skins on
  3. Pat dry the potatoes in a clean tea towel if you have time, makes them more crispy on the outside when cooked.
  4. If using new potatoes, leave the small ones whole or cut the larger ones into 2cm pieces. If using white potatoes, cut into 1cm dice.
  5. Place the potatoes in a roasting dish large enough for them to be in one layer.
  6. Sprinkle over the garlic, onions and seasoning if using.
  7. Pour just enough olive oil to coat the potatoes when mixed with a spoon.
  8. Place in the oven on the top shelf and cook for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on the outside and soft on the inside. Turn over and stir half way through cooking.
  9. Serve with tomato ketchup!

Handy Hint

Try mixing white potatoes with a skinned sweet potato, diced to the same size. You can also use skinned and diced butternut squash, although this can be added about half way through the cooking time as it doesn't take as long. The potatoes can be heated up from chilled by putting into a preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Basics

  • Potato

  • Main Course

  • Vegetarian

  • Gluten Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • Belindalover 17/11/09 10:45

    That sounds good.My daughter loves chips but they are so unhealthy. Will try this evening.

  • katrinao 31/03/09 10:14

    I give these a good sprinkle of peppercorns but leave out the garlic as the kids aren't fans!

  • 20/01/08 00:40

    OK, so they may notice they're not the same shape as chips, but once they taste them they could be converts. Keeping the skins on and cooking them in olive oil makes them healthier than regular roast potatoes for adults too.