Welcome to my Slimming World Crinkle Cut Airfryer Chips recipe. A quick easy crinkle cut chips recipe that is perfect for if you want easy Slimming World Chips without the high Syns.
But these crinkle cut Airfryer Chips was never planned for the blog today. I plan my recipes in advance and right now I have plans for late September and October. This is because I am the only one writing them and because I have other work to do in order to run the blog, I keep my content in advance then it takes the pressure off me.
So today (as I write this) it is the 29th of July. I am sweating buckets because summer in the Algarve is just so sticky and sweaty. I cook in the Airfryer and the Slow Cooker the most because the oven heats up the house so much that you just feel like you’re living in a sauna.
Spoiler Alert – Tomorrow on the blog we had a recipe planned for Slimming World Fish & Chips. Then today the plan was to review a local Fish & Chips restaurant in our area so that we can talk about the difference in calories/Syns and what the real thing tastes like compared to an airfryer version.
Well what happened is that we went out for a fish & chips supper last night and it was the meal out of our nightmares. I could of course write a negative review but as a food blogger I can’t do with the hassle, so if something is rubbish I will just never feature it on the blog.
For example with the Airfyer we have the Philips XL which we truly love. But I have also had the chance to try 2 other brands Airfryers and absolutely hated them. My cousin (who has specialised in reviews for years and is an expert with them) tried one of the other brands too and absolutely hated it.
What Went Wrong?
I am a huge fan of eating out in the Algarve. There are some amazing places to eat out and we have lots of favourites. We love places that are great for families and love to go out in a gang together.
Well on the evening in question:
- Our reserved table was in the middle of about 10 tables of heavy smokers
- Out of 3 of us eating they only provided cutlery for 2
- No proper menus
- Over priced meal
- Unfriendly staff
The smoking was so bad that when I got home I needed a shower (it was 10.30 at night and I was shattered) and the thought in the eating area that so much smoking was going on was ridiculous. Add to this the fact that our 2 under 3s were exposed to so much smoke. It was an outside eating area but the other family had been placed out of the way and out of the way of the smokers – so why wasn’t we as ours was a reserved table?
Trying to eat with no knife and fork in a restaurant is horrible and so ridiculous.
They also did not have menus and Dominic ordered me the wrong meal by mistake and even though we mentioned this less than 3 minutes later, they wouldn’t let us change it.
We also found it be very overpriced. Typically if we go out for dinner with the under 3s and ourselves we will pay approximately 20€. With our favourite place costing us about 16€. So it was a super shock to find out that this place was 32€. There was also no breakdown of costs so we really didn’t know how much everything was.
We also found the staff to be unfriendly, it had hired a terrible band for the music and it looked scruffy and run down.
We ended up returning home earlier than we would normally do and feeling ripped off and unhappy about the experience.
It was an English place and we always find that whenever we eat out at English places In Portugal that the experience is always awful. It is like they just wake up one day and think “lets open a restaurant abroad” and don’t have the natural ability.
Or that they are overpriced. Even on holiday in Spain we discovered a Spanish tapas bar run by Brits and we found that it was about 20% more expensive than the Spanish owned tapas bars.
We have eaten out at French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Indian, Portuguese and Brazilian restaurants since moving here and hardly ever had any issues. So it makes you wonder where things go so wrong with the English?
This particular place in the Algarve has a lot of hype for its Fish & Chips and is less than 10 minutes from our front door. We were sceptical to try it from the outset, but because of all the positive reviews we thought we would give it a go.
We are glad we did as it is the not knowing, but it’s safe to say that we will never be back.
Crinkle Cut Chips
The inspiration behind swapping our Fish & Chips review with crinkle cut chips is that it’s a common English way to have chips and if you want something doing properly then why not do it yourself?
With very little ingredients and so much healthier than buying frozen chips these crinkle cut chips are a winner especially if you are watching your fat intake.
Whether you are a kid or an adult then crinkle cut chips is something that we should all make in the Airfryer!
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- Peel your potato.
- Place it onto a clean chopping board.
- Cut into crinkle cut chips on your chopping board with your crinkle cut knife.
- Sprinkle the crinkle cut chips with salt and pepper.
- Toss the crinkle cut chips in the olive oil.
- Cook in the Airfryer for 15 minutes at 200c/400f. Though toss halfway through.
- Serve with homemade tomato ketchup.
This portion size is big enough to feed as a side for four of you for dinner. Or if it is for the kids enough for 6. The great thing about Crinkle Cut Chips is that because of the edging it needs less oil to cook with compared with regular airfryer chips. Plus the kids will love the shapes! The potato I used weighed in at just short of 370g, But any large potato between 375g and 425g is perfect. Or if you work in ounces then 13.2oz to 15oz.
Slimming World Crinkle Cut Airfryer Chips
I bet you are wondering how high in Syns are these crinkle cut chips? I mean why air fry them when you can buy oven chips that are crinkle cut and then just shove them in the oven.
Well first of all it costs a lot more money to buy the frozen potatoes that are already crinkle cut and then of course you don’t want to be filling your body with processed foods do you?
Plus you can just use one little tool (like this one) and then it will crinkle cut them for you. Then whenever you fancy some crinkle cut chips, chop them up with your crinkle cutter and air fry them.
I worked out the Syns and it works out at 1.5 Syns per person based on 4 sharing. Have these as a side for dinner and have that a guilt free meal.
How Many Calories In Crinkle Cut Chips
If you bought some oven chips that are crinkle cut and threw them into the oven then you would be talking 163 calories per 100g. Compare this to my recipe where you would be talking 107 calories per 100g or 99 calories per portion.
I did look up some oven chip brands online and was shocked by how many had unhealthy extras such as e numbers or sugar in them and when you make it like this then you can have a wholesome side for your kids.
Slimming World Crinkle Cut Airfryer Chips Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.