Today’s recipe is a simple one, but a goodie – it’s my take on hot chips with a little twist. It is one of my kids favourite treats and I often cook up a batch for a snack on the weekend or to accompany the main meal mid week.
I like to use a mix of potatoes and sweet potatoes for my chips (sometimes I sneak in parsnips too). Potatoes are a great source of fibre and also contain more potassium than bananas. The ghee/coconut oil contributes good fats and the garlic gives an immune boost. The apple cider vinegar is a delicious digestive stimulant too.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit many specific dietary requirements.
Homemade hot chips with salt and vinegar aioli
- 5 potatoe/s (approx.) washed but unpeeled
- 1 sweet potato/s (large) washed but unpeeled
- 2 tbsp ghee, lard or coconut oil -melted if solid
- 1 tbsp sea salt -to taste
- 1 clove/s garlic -unpeeled
- ¼ cup whole egg mayonnaise -homemade recipe link below (or a good quality whole egg mayo)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (I like Braggs brand)
For the hot chips
- Preheat your oven to 220℃/430℉.
- Cut your potatoes into chips, as thick or thin as you like.
- Place on a large baking tray and toss in the ghee, lard or coconut oil until they are well coated, season well with sea salt.
- Throw in the clove of garlic and bake (in a single layer if possible) until the chips are crispy and brown (approx. 30-40 minutes).
Salt and vinegar Aioli
- To make the aioli; Push the flesh from the cooked garlic clove into the mayonnaise. Add the apple cider vinegar and a little sea salt and mix until well combined.
- Immediately, with the salt and vinegar aioli!
Home-made mayoClick here for my recipe.
Lemon aioliAdding lemon zest to the mayonnaise instead of the apple cider vinegar is also delicious.
Garlic-freeOmit the garlic or sub with a teaspoon of smoked paprika.
Egg-free and veganCheck out the link to Quirky cookings egg free mayo here. Choose the coconut oil as the roasting fat.
No MayoThese are delicious simply sprinkled with the apple cider vinegar and sea salt. For lots more sides and salad inspo, take a look at my hugely popular ebook ˜Well Nourished Sides and Salads’- where vegetables become the hero of the dish! It’s great value at just $9.95, click HERE to take a look.
Are hot chips a favourite in your house? What do you think of my little salt and vinegar aioli twist?