Slimming World chips are the stuff of legends in weight loss circles.
Is it really possible to make gorgeous, crispy, fluffy chips at home, without using a deep fat fryer?
You’ll be pleased to hear that it absolutely is! I’m really not exaggerating when I say that these chips even rival those that you’ll buy from your local takeaway, and they’ve become a real staple in my household over the past couple of years.
They’re simple and straightforward, and getting them right really just comes down to using the right ingredients and choosing one of two possible methods.
So let’s get down to making these Slimming World chips…
For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…
So by now, you probably already know that the Tefal Actifry is hugely popular amongst Slimming World followers, and it’s often used to make the chips.
But let’s face it… It’s also certainly not cheap. So is it worth investing?
This is a question that I asked myself for ages before I finally bit the bullet and placed my order. I love a new kitchen gadget, but the reality is that I’ve already got a ton of stuff in my cupboards that I never use, and I didn’t fancy throwing the cash down the train.
Having now owned an Actifry for a couple of years though, I can happily say that it’s the best money I’ve ever spent in the kitchen.
I use it 2-3 times per week for making Slimming World chips, and often for a whole host of other recipes, and it really does
If you want your chip game to be top notch, definitely consider treating yourself. Click here to check out the Actifry over on Amazon.
But if you’re not ready to make the purchase, don’t worry – I’m also including a method that you can use to make the chips in your oven.
If you’re making chips regularly and you’re sick of all the chopping, you might want to consider treating yourself to this Lakeland Potato Chipper as well.
It’s not entirely necessary by any means, but it’s pretty fun nonetheless!
Let me explain…
If you’re cooking your chips in the Actifry or in the oven, you can choose to use low calorie spray. If you take this option, they will indeed be Syn free.
When using the Actifry though, I prefer to use one tablespoon of Crisp & Dry vegetable oil instead. When cooking two portions of chips, your Syns value in this instance will be 3 Syns per serving.
The vegetable oil just makes the chips that little bit more crispy, fluffy, and delicious, so those Syns are a price I’m willing to pay.
Of course though, it’s down to you to make your own decision. Why not try both options and see which you prefer?
I always use Maris Piper potatoes to make Slimming World chips.
The result is beautifully fluffy chips with plenty of little crispy bits.
Some people swear by King Edward potatoes instead, which tend to be a little bit waxier and maintain a firmer texture.
Again, try out the options yourself and see which one floats your boat!
Good old salt and vinegar taste amazing on these chips, but there are plenty of options to get a little bit more creative.
My personal favourite is Spicentice chip seasoning. Not only does it add a ton of flavour, with it also gives the chips a lovely colour, making them even more appetising.
You’ve probably already got loads of things you could try though in your kitchen cupboards. A sprinkle of oregano, paprika, or garlic powder is definitely worth a try, and will make your chips all the more exciting.
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