Thursday, December 12, 2013

Best Ever Chunky Chips ( Wedges)

Best Ever Chunky Chips ( Wedges) 

Portion:1 potato p/p Time: 6+ minutes Cost: 30-50¢ p/potato 

Delicious ♦ Healthy ♦ No oil ♦ Not deep fried ♦ 

BEST EVER CHUNKY CHIPS ( WEDGES ) 

 These are seriously good - Easy peasy & healthy too!

I usually work on this proportion: 1 potato per person - so it's easy to for me decide how many spuds to slice up. If there are any left overs they are delicious the next day with breakfast - a sort of chunky hash brown. My husband loves them with (soft yolk) easy-over eggs. 

I always buy WASHED POTATOES - life is too damn short to peel potatoes and, too be honest, I just can't be bothered with that unnecessary chore any more! Besides, chunky chips are nicer with the skin on. 


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1. Scrub the potatoes lightly but thoroughly - even washed potatoes need a good clean. No need to dry them properly.


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 2. Hold the potato lengthways - You want to cut the potato into nice long wedges.
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 3. Cut the potato in half
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 3.a End up with this - ready to cut into wedges.
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 4.a  Cut the potato half into 3 chunky wedges - Use your judgement on this. If the potato is smaller cut it into 2 - if larger cut into more.
But remember you are making chunky chips so you want a decent size.
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 4.b Here are the 3 wedges from the one half. Repeat this process until you have the desired amount of chips required for your family. 






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5. Put raw wedges into a microwave safe container

I keep the Chinese takeaway ones for this - they are just the right size.
Sprinkle 2-3 handfuls of water over the wedges - literally. Run the tap and scoop the water in your hand - that way you won't get too much. You don't want soggy wedges...

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5. Microwave on high for about 5 minutes - check the wedges with a fork. They should be just tender - the fork should go into the wedge easily. They are now cooked - but not finished off yet.  
TIP***Before you put wedges into the microwave to cook put a fry pan on to heat up - medium -hot heat level same as for steak - but it needs to be well preheated so will take a good five minutes.

I cook these wedges alongside the Perfect Steak and an egg. 
An all time favourite treat for my husband, he really loves this for dinner! 

BROWNING THE WEDGES

Simply spray the pan with a non stick coating
I use Dots Cooking Spray  then once the pan is hot place the wedges in to brown them on each side
These take about a minute on each side and they end up like mini roasted potatoes - in the form of easy to eat, finger-licking, delicious wedges! Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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Mmm...wedges - what would you serve with them..?