Student-Friendly Paprika Wedges

Even though my mum has always made flavourful and healthy dinners, I never used to understand that eating healthily doesn’t just mean eating steamed veg, boiled potatoes and unseasoned meat. I definitely didn’t know you could have chips that tasted like chip shop chips (even better as well!) and they would be super duper healthy- and as cheap as chips! I try to keep my portions sensible and eat them no more than three times a week, and in doing so I have a lunch or side dish that is fulfilling, cheap and yummy.

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Ingredients | For one hungry student in Lidl

  • 2.5lb white potato (I also use new potatoes/baking potatoes)
  • Frylight 1 cal spray
  • Paprika
  • Pink Himalayan salt/seasalt

Method

  1. Boil enough water to cover the potatoes
  2. Cut the potatoes into wedge shapes
  3. Pop the potatoes into a medium-sized pan before adding the water
  4. Boil for 6 minutes
  5. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6
  6. Line a tray with foil and once the potatoes are boiled, drain and pour onto the tray
  7. Spray the chips evenly with the oil, before sprinkling salt and paprika over the top- making sure all coated with paprika. Use a spatula to turn the chips around and, once again add the oil, salt and paprika
  8. Pop the chips into the oven onto the top shelf for 25 minutes
  9. Take the chips out, turn them over and spray again with oil before putting them back into the oven for 20 minutes
  10. At this point the chips could be done but more often than not I find they need a bit of jiggling about and a few more sprays (maybe some more paprika) and put back into the oven for 10 or so more minutes- until golden!

There are super easy and really cheap- one of the easiest ways for a student to avoid oven chips or popping out to collect a takeaway. Any seasoning will do- rosemary is another good’n. They can be added to a chicken and sweet chilli wrap (my favourite) or used as a treat in a chip butty (my second favourite). Because of these I haven’t eaten oven chips in nearly a year!

~ Kat ~

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