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How To Make The Perfect Slimming World Chips

How To Make The Perfect Slimming World Chips

How To Make The Perfect Slimming World Chips
I’m Tracey! I am a Slimming World Consultant in Tallaght but most importantly I am a Slimming World member. I have lost five stone following the plan and words cannot convey just how much it has changed my life in every single way.
 
I was a comfort eater, a secret eater and miserably unhappy for all of my teenage life. Since becoming a parent something clicked for me.
 
I want to be around for my son for as long as I can be. I don’t want him to grow up seeing food as the enemy and as a reason to hide his emotions. Slimming World has changed everything for me and I want to help others do the same.
 
One of the best things about Slimming World is the fact that the meals you eat are completely family friendly. Being able to eat chips with your children is lovely. Hearty family meals that will improve the whole family’s eating habits and are extremely delicious at the very same time.
 
I was personally so excited to hear that I could have chips when I joined originally. Who doesn’t love chips? They are a food that I would have always associated with weight-gain and now they actually help me to lose weight, it’s absolutely amazing.
 
To get the most out of the plan it is a good idea to get your head around some basic recipes. Slimming World is super easy to make but having a good fool-proof recipe can really make all the difference. Slimming World chips are by far one of the most popular foods that members enjoy on this plan.
 
First things first – which potatoes can you use? Well, that is entirely up to you. Personally, I would go for Roosters if I am making them from scratch. I’ll peel them, half them, quarter them and cut into thick chip shapes. I like my chips on the thicker side as I like to drown them in vinegar and resemble chipper chips.
 
 
You can also buy pre-cut chips which I find unbelievably handy for those days when I am in a rush. I pick mine up in Dunnes Stores. They are usually in the fridge beside the bags of salad and pots of fruit. They are basically peeled and washed potatoes that have been cut in to chip shapes already.
 
As a third option baby potatoes are a great option. They cook really quickly and the shape of them makes for great potato wedges. In this case, I don’t peel them. I simply parboil, quarter and add a couple of sprays of fry light with some herbs and spices like smoked paprika and garlic granules. I then oven bake for twenty minutes or pop into the air fryer for about ten minutes. They are so quick and easy.
 
So back to the regular chips. We are now at the point where the potatoes are peeled and “chipped”.
 
At this point, you can parboil them for five minutes and this is how a lot of people do it. I personally prefer to microwave as I find it quicker. I lay the chips down flat on a plate and I microwave for about five minutes. You can do either depending on what suits you best – just be sure not to overcook if parboiling as they will go to mush.
 
When they’ve been par-boiled you can pop them into a dry pot and over a gentle heat shuffle them around to fluff them up a little. I personally don’t do this and they work out fine but a lot of people take this step.
 
After they have been par-boiled or microwaved I pop them on to a baking tray or chip pan. I would recommend picking up a chip pan as they really make a big difference. They allow the air and heat to circulate better and you will get evenly cooked chips that are crispy all over. You can pick them up in Dealz or Woodies for example.
 
When you have placed the chips on a tray give them a generous spray of Fry Light. It is a free food so don’t be afraid to use liberally.
 
At this point pop them into the oven on a medium to high heat for about half an hour. You can give them a shake and another spray of Fry Light after about twenty minutes but keep an eye on them as some ovens are hotter and more effective than others.
 
If you can get your hands on an Air Fryer it is well worth the money. The most popular brand is the Tefal Actifry and they undoubtedly make the best chips. They turn the chips while they cook so you get a lovely evenly cooked chip without any fuss. These machines can be pricey but they stand the test of time and are a kitchen staple for many Slimming World members.
 
So there we have it – perfectly cooked Slimming World chips. Burgers and chips? eggs, beans and chips? Chicken and chips? YES PLEASE.
 
Tracey is a happy mammy to four-year-old Billy. She is a breastfeeder, gentle parent and has recently lost five stone so healthy family eating is her passion! You can find her at www.loveofliving.ie.