Ingredients (serves 4)
- Potatoes – 8 (decent-sized)
- Olive oil – 3 tsp
Spicy rub ingredients
- Seasoned salt – 2 tsp
- Mixed dried herbs – 1 tsp
- Hot chilli powder or chilli flakes – 1 tsp
- Paprika – 1 tsp
- Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
Slice the potatoes into chips. Chuck ’em in a large bowl, with 3tsp of olive oil and 2tsp of water. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes on high.
(This is the really clever bit. The water and oil evaporate in the microwave, and the chips end up coated with a thin layer of oil – it’s just as reliable as tossing them by hand; uses less oil, so you can claim it’s good for you; and the chips end up pre-cooked, so they don’t need to bake for as long.)
Mix the spicy rub ingredients together in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the chips – toss thoroughly until the chips are well coated.
Chuck ’em in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 200 C – turning once, after 15-20 minutes – until golden brown and crispy.