Side Dishes & Snacks

Homemade Oven Chips (Serves 1)

Homemade Oven Chips

These go with almost everything and also make a great snack on their own! Depending on how hungry you are, or the number of friends you’re feeding, double, triple or quadruple the ingredients!

1 baking potato

1 tablespoon olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven 200’c
  2. Cut the potato into thick chips, there is no need to peel them.
  3. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add the chips, boil for 4 minutes then drain well.
  4. Coat the chips with the olive oil and lay them out in single layer on a baking tray.
  5. Place in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, turning a few times during cooking.
  6. Serve immediately.

Perfect Jacket Potatoes (Serves 1)

A Perfect Jacket Potato

I find that by lightly oiling the potatoes with olive oil before baking them, really helps crisp up the skins.

1 large baking potatoes

Olive oil

Sea salt

Butter to serve

  1. Prick the skin of the potato lightly with a fork. Using a piece of kitchen roll lightly wipe it over with some olive oil and then sprinkle with salt.
  2. Place directly on the shelf of a preheated oven, 200’c, and cook for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the skin is crisp and the potato inside is deliciously fluffy!
  3. Serve with a knob of butter.

Anchovy Butter

This butter is great on toast, over a jacket potato or simply stirred through some cooked pasta for a quick snack, or for something a little more fancy slice it over a piece of meat, such a lamb chop or a minute steak. It’s a great way to use up leftover anchovies, this butter will keep in your freezer, then you can simply slice it as and when you need!

150g unsalted butter, softened

8 anchovy fillets in oil, drained and chopped

A little juice from a lemon

  1. Mash up the anchovy fillets with a squeeze of lemon juice. Mix well with the softened butter until combined.
  2. Place on a sheet of clingfilm and roll into a log shape. Place in the freezer, wrapped in the clingfilm and slice as needed.