Quick to make rosemary chips fried by ‘air’ and just a little oil in the Optimum HealthyFry air fryer. Results in crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle potato chips. Oh and don’t forget those gorgeously fragrant rosemary notes.
We tend to eat potato 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. You don’t have to use an air fryer, of course, but it helps.
Optimum Healthy Fry
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.
Air Fried Rosemary Chips
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 takes 18 minutes including warm up time and chips for two take 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.
Baked Rosemary Chips
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can easily bake these rosemary potato chips in the oven instead. You will need to set the oven temperature to 220℃ (220℃ Fan, 425℉, Gas 7) and bake your chips for at least 25 minutes. Turn them half way through cooking and check them at the end. If they’re not crisp and nicely browned, give them a few more minutes.
Place the chips on a metal tray or roasting tin and make sure they’re spread out and not sitting on top of each other. If they are, you’ll likely end up with soggy chips rather than crisp ones. For much the same reason, make sure you wait until the oven is properly hot before putting the chips in.
Other Optimum HealthyFry Recipes You Might Like
- Breaded tofish via Planet Veggie
- Carrot falafel with tahini sauce via Tin and Thyme
- Cheese and salsa French toast sandwich via FarmersgirlCook
- Chilli roasted oca via Tin and Thyme
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.
As a Froothie Ambassador, I can offer Tin and Thyme readers an additional two years of warranty on any Froothie appliance*. The Optimum HealthyFry is currently on offer at £149.
Keep in Touch
Thanks for visiting Tin and Thyme. If you make these rosemary chips, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. And do please rate the recipe. Have you any top tips? Do share a photo on social media too and use the hashtag #tinandthyme, so I can spot it.
If you’d like more potato recipes, follow the link and you’ll find I have quite a lot of them. All delicious, of course.
Like this recipe for rosemary chips? Why not save for later?
Rosemary Chips – The Recipe
- 1 large baking potato – well scrubbed
- sprig of rosemary – finely chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
- pinch 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 use 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℃ (400℉) for 18 minutes.
- Turn the chips half way through the cooking time.
The post contains affiliate links. Links are marked with an asterisk*. Buying through a link will not cost you any more, but I will get a small commission. This helps keep Tin and Thyme blithe and blogging. Opinions are, as always, my own.