Chips are a glorious invention, but where did these gloriously-sinful oblong shaped creations come from? Well, it’s a long, much-debated argument between France and Belgium over who actually ‘invented’ them and one argument over the dinner table that is unlikely ever to be resolved.
But who cares…it's #Carb Friday, and double bonus, an enterprising PR somewhere has anointed this week as 'National Chip Week'. Hurrah!
We’ve rounded up our favourite chip recipes from the webosphere below. Enjoy!
The chips-of-all-chips, triple cooked no less, from culinary whizz Heston Blumenthal.
Perfect sweet potato chips from blog Instructables.
PARMESAN KALE CHIPS
Nutritious and absolutely delicious – kale chips are the snack of the moment. Try this recipe by Do It Delicious.
Did you think we were starting to get a little too healthy, heh? Oh noooo! Let’s get back to business with these
big chunky ‘Man-approved’ spicy fries by Zoomyummy...yuuuuh-hum!
According to the New York Times you can use chickpea flour to make chips – who knew?
ROASTED VEG CHIPS
Food blog Apron Strings has a great recipe for veggie chips here. Colourful!
The ‘marmite’ of vegetables, roasting beetroot brings out its sweet earthiness. Super-healthy too. Try this recipe from Natural Noshing.
BAKED POTATO CHIPS
These delish baked potato French fries from Vegan Richa are gluten free and vegan – great excuse to indulge yourself to your hearts content!