I love chips and anything resembling them - fries, wedges, fried potatoes, crispy potato skins, anything - but they can be pretty fattening. Cooking them this way is quick and will satisfy your cravings for fried carbs without too many calories. I often make wedges in the oven using the same ingredients, but frying them this way makes them more chip-like.
Serves two as a lunch or generous side
600g of medium sized potatoes
1tbsp olive oil
Scrub the potatoes and remove any eyes. Prick the skins several times with a fork and place on a plate in the microwave. Cook on full-power for 15 minutes, then turn them all over. Cook for 10 more minutes then check. If they're all cooked right through, put them to one side to cool for a few minutes. If they need longer, cook for a few minutes at a time, checking frequently.
Heat the oil in a frying pan. Slice each potato in half length-ways, then slice each half length-ways again so you've got four big chunky chips from each potato.
Place the first batch of chips into the hot pan and leave for a couple of minutes until one side of each is golden brown. Turn over one chip at a time and leave until the next side is golden brown and then the same for the third sides.
Serve in bowls with a sprinkling of salt and a side of ketchup or BBQ sauce :-)