Here’s a very tasty side dish I made tonight for supper out of just two potatoes with their skins on, some fat, thyme and salt. Infact I ate these with a salad and quite honestly they were simply delicious… Baked chips with thyme.
As fat was rationed during the war, deep frying was out of the question but this recipe uses little fat. I used a bit of oil and a blob of margarine but lard or vegetable shortening would work well too.
Baked Chips with Thyme
- 2 large potatoes, washed but with skins left on
- Fresh or dried thyme
- Clove of fresh garlic or garlic powder
- Oil, lard or vegetable shortening
- Slice each potato into chunky chip size pieces
- Drizzle oil or place lard in pan
- Heat in oven until warm or melted
- Put in the potato and toss until covered in oil/fat
- Sprinkle with salt and thyme and garlic powder/salt or cut a clove of garlic in half and add these to the pan also
- Bake in the oven at about 230 C for 20 minutes or so until potato is cooked and edges are nice and brown
Makes enough for two side portions with a main meal or for one person with a side salad
Total cost: 30 p
this is great! love potatoes 🙂
I use maybe one spoonful of olive oil when I make this. And if I add a few carrots, a parsnip, maybe a quartered onion, then … Yum! Very satisfying!
Mmmmm, yum. Okay so for us Yanks, when you say cook, you mean in the oven, right? Or on the stove top? I have some fresh thyme I am growing and can’t wait to try this. You also post such gorgeous pictures of food. I’m hungry!!!! Thanks for the recipe!
~ Tam Francis ~
Yes sorry- have changed it xxx
Will have to try this, I have a little thyme growing in the garden. Sounds yummy.
Sounds gorgeous! Will definitely try this.
You should, they taste naughty and nice!! xx
made these with dinner tonight they were great hubby and son loved them to
had salad and sloppy joes to go with them
They are lovely aren’t they!! xx
Sounds lovely, going go make them for Friday’s tea