How to make Hot Golden Crispy Chunky Oven Baked Chips with Malt Vinegar, Sea Salt & Cheat’s Garlic Mayo – An Easy Step by Step Guide


Mmmmmm Chips….. Drool! Steaming hot & fresh from the oven sprinkled with salt & a dash of sharp malty vinegar to add to the heavenly combination & a cheat’s easy garlic mayo for dunking, my idea of a heavenly Saturday Night Tea! Who says you can’t enjoy the finer things in life when sticking to a healthy eating plan! These are perfect & so easy on your Smartpoints you could even add a small wholewheat roll to make a chip butty, have them with a healthy fried egg done in sprayoil, splash out & enjoy them with a beautiful fillet steak, or just enjoy them as they are, on their own in all their glory, the options are bountiful. This is the best method I have found to make them. The Smartpoints value will depend on the raw weight of potato & mayo used & size of portion you desire & they are listed below.  Continue reading

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Delicate Thai Spiced Turkey Patties with Toasted Sesame Carrot Fries & Mango Chutney Mayonnaise

 Continuing on from my last post the low carb week continues… this is just fabulously tasty & so flavoursome! 2, yes there’s 2! Beautifully Spiced Turkey Burgers & Toasted Sesame Flavoured Carrot Fries for just 6 propoints per serving  (Just 1 propoint on filling & healthy) serves 2.   
For the Sesame Carrot Fries:

6 Carrots peeled & cut into fries

1 Tsp Sesame Oil
For the Thai Spiced Turkey Patties:

400g Turkey Mince

2 Spring Onions finely chopped 

A Small Handful of Fresh Coriander 

1/2 Tsp Grated Ginger 

1/2 Red Chilli finely diced 

1 Tsp Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce

A Small Dash Fish Sauce

Juice of 1/2 a Lime

1 Garlic Clove Crushed
For the Mango Mayonnaise:

1 Tbsp Mango Chutney 

1 Tbsp Lighter than Light Mayonnaise 
To Garnish:

Baby Gem Lettuce 

Cucumber

Carrot  

Peel & chop the carrots into chip shapes & place in a bowl with the sesame oil. Shake them around to evenly coat them in the oil & place them into a preheated oven at 220c for 35 to 45 minutes until cooked through. Meanwhile add all the patty ingredients to a large bowl & mix gently bit well being careful not to compact the meat too much to keep the patties light and not dense. Shape into 4 equal sized burger/patty shapes & fry in a preheated griddle pan sprayed with oil over a medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes each side or until completely cooked through. For the Mango Chutney Mayonnaise simply mix the Mayo & chutney well together in a small bowl. Arrande some baby gem lettuce leaves in a circle on your plate & add slices of cucumber & carrot shaved with a vegetable peeler. Lay the thai patties on top & spoon over a tablespoon of the mayonnaise. Serve with the hot sesame carrot fries & Enjoy!

  

Smokey BBQ Cheese & Bacon Burger with Spicy Mayo & Caramelised Balsamic Onions Served on a Lightly Toasted Brioche Bun with Pickles & Homemade Fries

  Phew! Get your mouth around that! The name & the burger! There are days when I seem to use my points quickly & they’re nearly all gone by lunch, then there are other days when I’ve barely used any points come dinnertime, well today was one of those days and I haven’t really felt like eating that much the last few days after being in pain with my back but following a visit to the chiropractor earlier today I’m feeling a good bit better & I’m making up for it with Dinner. This makes 4 Burgers & it’s 14pp including the fries. I hope you enjoy!   For the Caramelised Balsamic Onions:

3 Onions Sliced

A Splash of Balsamic Vinegar

Start making the onions first thing as they take a while to cook, the longer the better. Place the sliced onions in a pan sprayed with sprayoil over a very low heat & cook slowly for at least 25 to 30 minutes stirring occasionally until the onion has gone very soft & is browning. Add in a splash of Balsamic Vinegar for the last 10 minutes of cooking time.  For the Homemade Fries:

600g (150g per person) potatoes cut into chips.

Sprayoil

Place the chipped Potatoes on a plate & microwave for 3 minutes. Spray well with sprayoil & place in a preheated oven at 200c for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned & cooked through.  For the Smokey BBQ Burgers:

450g Steak Mince (5% Fat)

1 Red Onion Finely Diced 

1/8th of a tsp of Mustard

1 tsp Dried Oregano 

1 tsp BBQ Seasoning 

A Sprinkle of Garlic Granules

A Sprinkle of Smoked Paprika 

A Splash of Worcestershire Sauce

Small Handful of Fresh Parsley 

Salt & Pepper

Mix all the Ingredients well but lightly in a large bowl & shape them, lightly pressing the mixture into 4 equal size burger patties. Cook on a preheated griddle pan sprayed with sprayoil for approximately 8 to 10 minutes a side until fully cooked through. 

For the Spicy Mayonnaise:

3 Tbsp lighter than light mayo

1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup 

1/4 of a tsp of Smoked Paprika 

Mix well in a small bowl until smooth & refrigerate until needed.

To Serve:

4 Brioche Burger Buns 

4 Light Cheese Slices

8 Fat Free Bacon Medallions Fried

Pickles Sliced

Place the Brioche Buns in the Oven for a minute or so with a cheese slice on each lid. Place pickles on the bun base, layer burger on top with bacon, caramelised onions, spicy mayo & top with the cheesy bun lid. Secure with a bamboo skewer to hold it in place. Serve with the hot Homemade Fries with Salt & Vinegar & Enjoy!  

Pepperoni French Bread Pizzas with Chunky Fries & Garlic Mayonnaise 

Saturday Night deserves Pizza! Yummy Yummy! 11pp. This is very simple to throw together, you don’t really need a recipe as such but here’s how I made it:  

150g Potato

1 WW Petit Pain

Passatta 

Tomato Purée 

Dried Oregano 

Dried Parsley 

Salt & Pepper

Red Onion

Red Sweet Ramiro Pepper

40g Reduced Fat Mozarella 

1 Medium 50g Pepperoni 

2 Tbsps Lighter than Light Mayo

Crushed Garlic

Black Pepper 

Cook the Petit Pan Roll according to instructions & allow to cool fully. Meanwhile Peel & Chop Potato into chip shapes & place on a plate in the microwave for 3 minutes. Remove & place on a baking tray sprayed with sprayoil in an even layer. Bake in a preheated oven at 200c for approx 25 to 30 minutes until browning & cooked through. Meanwhile split the petit pan roll lengthwise with a sharp knife. Mix the Passatta & Puree, some oregano & salt & pepper well in a bowl, spread liberally over the petit pain halves. Top with the Mozarella, Finely diced red onion & pepper & the Pepperoni sliced. Season with black pepper & dried parsley & cook in the oven with the chips for the last 15 to 20 minutes until cheese is melted & pizzas are hot. Mix the Mayo with some crushed garlic (you may not want to use a whole clove if only making this recipe for one) & some black pepper. Serve & Enjoy!