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Adventures with a simmering oven- Katy cooks hand cut pink salt, paprika and pepper crisps!

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A satisfyingly healthy & super crunchy alternative to shop bought crisps, made using the residual heat in your simmering oven. Make as a snack or as a garnish for main meals. Full recipe here..

I wanted to see if you could use the residual heat in your simmering oven to create your very own healthy crunchy crispy veg snacks - perfect for the party season. King Edwards were my spud of choice, firm and waxy, they hold their shape well. I added parsnip too - my favourite veg I think, especially when in season, so sweet. 

Add your slices to a bowl containing pre-seasoned water. I used just salt, I might try a spoon of marmite next, or wine vinegar. Soaked for around 10 mins they take on the flavour of the water.

Once dried out a little on a t-towel, after draining, the slices are ready to be laid out methodically on a baking tray with liner (pre-heated). I found this quite calming, making a dotty pattern, not over lapping the slithers. The heavy tray that I used is wide, fits on runners & is fab at holding heat!

After 30 mins I had crispy delicious snacks, and was ready to pop in another then another tray. I was amazed that with no oil, they hardened so well. The cast iron tray that I used, retains heat really well too, so when laying out another tray of crisps, I didn't lose too much heat. 

Once crisp, season in a bag or large bowl with the paprika, pepper and salt then pop them in a serving dish of your choice, or just eat immediately! Next I am going to try Onion salt, vinegar in the soaking water, dried herbs....Let us know how you get on too!

Katy Boys

Katy Boys

Katy is a rural girl at heart. She loves long walks, home cooking, paddling in rivers, warm fires and socks and stomping in leaves with her children. After studying ‘drawing stuff’ at university in Bath, Katy spent 10 years selling wares and managing folk at Habitat in Bath. Welcoming children into her world prompted her to return to drawing things, people and places from home. This led her to us at Blake & Bull and the rest is history. She draws our stuff, provides cuddles for the office dog, and is here to chat to you lovely lot.

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