Rosemary Chips – Air Fried, Crisp on the Outside, Fluffy in the Middle
We tend to eat chips as an occasional treat from our local chippie. I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten them three times in one week before. But when you can air fry them with just a teaspoon or two of oil and they turn out to be as delicious as these rosemary chips, they are very hard to resist.
As you might have seen from my post last week, I’ve been trying out the new Optimum HealthyFry from Froothie. Well you can’t test a fryer without making chips – can you? That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. As well as three batches of rosemary chips, I’ve also made sweet potato fries and a chocolate cake. Yes really! A chocolate banana cashew cake to be exact.
You can read my Optimum HealthyFry air fryer review in my previous post, but here I’m giving you a very simple, but effective recipe for rosemary chips. You could make these in a conventional oven, but making them in this air fryer not only gives a delicious crispy result, but saves on both time and energy. Chips for one took 18 minutes including warm up time and chips for two took 21 minutes. I find heating a large oven just to make a few chips rather extravagant and a bit of a waste of electricity.
Many of the nutrients found in potatoes are held in their skins, so it’s rare for me to peel them. These rosemary chips are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and the skins barely noticeable. I really like the combination of fresh rosemary and potato; luckily, rosemary is one of the few herbs I manage to grow in the garden. This along with a tiny amount of olive oil and some salt and pepper complete the ingredients. The possibilities for flavourings are endless; rosemary and garlic salt is pretty hot as is chilli salt.
- 1 large baking potato - well scrubbed
- sprig of rosemary - finely chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
- pinch of sea salt flakes
- grinding of black pepper
- Cut the chips into fairly chunky chip size pieces, keeping the thickness as even as possible.
- Heat the air fryer - I used the Optimum HealthyFry.
- Place in a bowl with the remaining ingredients and mix until the chips are thoroughly coated.
- Place the chips into the air fryer basket and set to 200℃ for 15 minutes.
- Turn the chips half way through the cooking time.
- Scale up the quantities as necessary.
- Thinner cut chips may need less cooking time.
- Use flavoured salts for added interest - garlic salt works well as does chilli salt.
- If the chips stick to the bottom, use a silicone spatula to try and turn them.
- No air-fryer? Bake in the oven instead. You may need a few more minutes.
Other Optimum HealthyFry recipes you might like
- Cheese and salsa French toast sandwich via FarmersgirlCook
If you fancy creating some healthier ‘fried’ food meals, why not jumpstart into the New Year with the Optimum HealthyFry Rapid Air Fryer? Or if that doesn’t do it for you, Froothie has plenty of other appliances to make eating a healthier diet that bit easier. You can keep up with the Jumpstart 2017 campaign by following me and other Froothie Ambassadors via the hashtag #Jumpstart17 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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