Menu planning Thursday – 28 January 2010 – Recipe for ‘healthy’ fat chips

Had a lovely run with my friends V and H this morning. We got about 6 inches of snow yesterday (yes, yes, lots of exercise from all the shovelling) and at 9am this morning the park looked just like a Christmas card…

Weather is still chilly and there’s more snow forecast the next few days. Though we might get temperatures above freezing today – woo hoo! So don’t be surprised if this week’s menu still has an air of comfort food about it πŸ˜‰


  • Fish n’ chips n’ peas! Traditional British food πŸ˜‰ Homemade fish ‘fingers’ made from fresh cod (delivered by our online grocery people last night). If you want to know how we make ours, you can see the ‘recipe’ on an earlier blogpost. We’ll be having the fish with ‘healthy’ fat chips – hello to my twisters Pippa and Emma, many thanks for the inspiration! The homemade fish fingers and homemade chips can be cooked in the oven at the same time πŸ™‚
  • Here’s how to make the ‘healthy’ chips. Slice potatoes into fat chips, you can leave them to soak in water for about 30 minutes if you like. Boil them for 5 minutes (until they’re just about to go soft), pour off the water and let the chips dry until it’s dinnertime. Pour over about one tablespoon of olive oil, making sure they’re all nicely coated. Bake in a hot oven until they’re golden brown and crunchy – will take about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt. They’ll be soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Yum! πŸ™‚


  • Chicken breast roasted in the oven and served in tortillas with lots of fresh chopped veggies. Kids are mad about tortillas and it’s great, easy food for Friday night.


  • Steak salad. Big juicy steaks, rolled in black pepper, flashfried and finely sliced. On a bed of rucola salad, fried shallots, cherry tomato and feta (or maybe goat’s) cheese, balsamic dressing. Will be making a dessert – will post recipe on Saturday.


  • Wholemeal pasta with garlic, bacon, courgette and any leftover chicken from Friday’s dinner. Raw spinach on the side.


  • Forloren Hare (Danish meatloaf, ‘mock hare’) with lots of lovely sauce, beetroot, baby potatoes and green beans. You can see my recipe here. I made up a batch of them in December and froze them (uncooked), today I’m using the last one.


  • Scout night for the kids. Grilled sandwiches. Ricepudding made in the ricecooker (use the 1 hour cycle).


  • Back after a long absence, our old family favourite…’Hurdy Gurdy’ Swedish Sausage Stew. My recipe is here. Serving with bulgur or pearl barley (made in the ricecooker). The finished dish looks like this…

Bon appΓ©tit and have a lovely ‘little Friday’! πŸ˜‰

2 thoughts on “Menu planning Thursday – 28 January 2010 – Recipe for ‘healthy’ fat chips”

  1. Oooh, I have never made mine like that, I shall have a go tonight as we have pizza and Top Ender has a thing about chips with pizza.

  2. Yum…I love all your menus (minus the peas!)

    Dad was English…so I miss good fish & chips!

    I love planning my weekly menus & wardrobe as much as comforting to me!

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