Home-made game chips or potato crisps look very posh on the plate but really, they are just slices of potatoes that are coated in oil and baked in the oven until crisp. Serve them on their own as a late-night snack or with any roast game or meat dish. Make them once and you’ll be smitten.
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2. Brush a large oven tray with olive oil, lay the potato slices in a single layer and brush the tops lightly with olive oil. Season with salt.
3. Bake until crisp (about 10-20 minutes depending on how reliable your oven is – you need to keep an eye on them). Turn them halfway through cooking so they brown on both sides.
Recipe Variations and Tips
– Make sure to slice the potatoes to the same width, preferably with a mandolin, if not with a sharp knife. Otherwise, some potato slices will burn while the others continue cooking. (It’s not a huge problem, the over-done game chips are delicious, eat them as a cook’s treat.)
– Rooster or Maris Piper potatoes work well in this recipe.
– Sprinkle a light dusting of hot paprika or cayenne pepper over the potatoes before baking to add colour and flavour.
– Game chips can be cooked in advance and reheated just before serving.