I had a boyfriend once who could make chips. Proper chips. Like you would have here in the UK from a fish and chip shop. I was always VERY impressed by this. I have never, ever made chips. Not even oven chips. Until now. Who knew it was so easy to do? I’m guessing that you could do the same thing with a good old King Edward potato. It’s yet another cooking revelation for me, all thanks to an old movie star!
Super simple to do, as these were just for me, I just used one sweet potato… Quite a big ‘un though…
Chop ’em up.
Bake them in the oven with oil and salt
Sprinkle on some cinnamon (?!) and scoff.
I had these with some of William Shatner’s Steak Picado that I found in the frozen archives – it was a SUPER spinster dinner!
I’m on my holidays at the moment on beautiful Mersea Island
…so I don’t have the recipe handy. I’ll try and remember to come back and post it here. But if I forget, and you would like it, get in touch via the Contact page and I’ll send it over.
I am eating lots of delicious things and have been to one of my very favourite places to eat in the whole world – The Company Shed…
Nan Grey’s Shoestring Sweet Potatoes
3 medium-size sweet potatoes
3/4 cup/75g shortening
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F / 260 degrees C / gas mark 10
Wash and peel the potatoes. Slice the, lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch widths. Melt shortening in a roasting tin. When it’s hot enough to brown a 1-inch cube of bread in 30 seconds, add the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt. Brown the potatoes for 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently, in the oven. Remove from oven; drain off shortening; and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Return to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes to glaze.
Nice exercise bike Nan! I think I’ll need to set my one up when I get back from this very indulgent eating and drinking holiday…
Ooh those chips look excellent – and sweet potatoes are good for you, right? Slightly green with envy – love the Company Shed! xx
Yes, sweet potatoes are very good for you, which is why I ate an ENORMOUS AMOUNT of these excellent chips.
I think you and I should take ourselves off on a cheeky day trip to the Company Shed one Friday…