German-style oven chips

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
4 medium to large maris-piper potatoes
60ml cider vinegar
15ml extra-virgin olive oil
4 slices smoky bacon, chopped
15g caster sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A handful of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1) Preheat oven to 250C/Gas 9.

2) Parboil potatoes for 4 minutes in a large pot over medium heat, or pierce with fork and microwave for 6 minutes.

3) When ready, cut into 8 wedges each and sprinkle with vinegar.

4) In large frying pan, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat, add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels and reserve.

5) Toss potatoes in the bacon drippings and season with sugar, salt and pepper. Scatter onto a baking tin and roast, in the preheated oven, until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes.

6) Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and toss with the parsley and the reserved bacon.

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