Last night I started preparing dinner way later than expected after getting caught up speaking to a client.
I wanted to use potatoes but knew I didn’t have the time for anything that would take a long time to prep or cook.
Instead, I decided to make crisps or chippies. They took so little time to make, and my teen was delighted by the result. I too may have ‘tasted’ one or 20 checking they were going to be okay.
These could be a win for fussy eaters as they taste and are texturally very similar to a potato chip/crisp you would get in a packet. They do of course look different and that’s a positive. Changing accepted foods is a great way to encourage a picky eater to taste new things.
Simple, quick, and very moorish!
1-2 washed potatoes (I used the ones with the purplish skin – they tend to be less waxy than the white ones)
Oil (suitable for high heat cooking) or ghee
Heat the oven to approx. 200˚
Wash potatoes and slice thinly
Spread on a greased baking tray (I used ghee to give it a buttery flavour)
Sprinkle with salt
Bake until beginning to brown
Flip and bake until crispy
The chips will bake at different times dependent on where they are on the tray and how thinly/thickly they have been sliced so vigilance is required.
Remove crisps that are cooked as they become ready. It is a bit of a balancing act between ‘almost done’ and ‘oops’.
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/