Roasted spicy chips or crisps – you name it!

potato

Well, not as spicy as I wanted it to be, but success story I think as they were delicious. Important thing is be generous when you are mixing your spices. As some of you might know, when cooking, if any food is too spicy, one can put a piece of peeled potato, it sucks all the spice!

Serves 4 people

8 – 10 salad potatoes (will be cut in circles) or 4 – 5 normal size potatoes (cut like apple slices)
Olive oil
grapeseed oil
garlic granules
onion granules
turmeric
red pepper flakes or paprika or any spicier red pepper sauce
black pepper
a little bit of salt (you do not have to put it as all the other spices give a beautiful taste)
fresh thyme

1. Put all these spices in a bowl and mix olive oil and grapeseed oil in it, stir well.
2. Add the potatoes, make sure they have spicy sauce all around them.
3. Heat the oven to 180 – 200 C.
3. Place them on a tray, and let them cook about half an hour depending on how crispy you like it!

Do not forget! There is always an healthier option , do not use any oil or spice at all just roast them they taste like classic chips but not oily!

Enjoy!

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How to make butternut squash taste delicious?

butternut squash

Well, easy, having tried this recipe, butternut squash is no longer an unknown! Everytime I saw this yellow funny shaped thing in the market, I wanted to buy, but had no idea how to cook except in a soup. Eureka! It is a recipe Ebru suggested but she says it is some well known chefs recipe, so as soon as I learn, I will let you know. (Now I can confirm that it is a recipe from Hugh Fearnley – Whittingstall )

Lets start now, ingredients for 4 people:

two equal sized butternut squash
feta cheese
parsley
olive oil
garlic cloves 2- 3
paprika, black pepper, salt

1. Halve both butternut squashes into two so, now you have for pieces.

2. Crush the garlic cloves then put some olive oil paprika, black pepper and the crushed garlic in a bowl and mix them well then brush this mixture onto the butternut squash.

3. Heat the oven to about 200 c then put the butternut squash halves onto a tray, leave for about 15 minutes. Check them with a fork if they are not soft enough, leave more.

4. Once they are softened, take the tray out, with the help of a knife, scoop out the flesh of the squash then mash it with feta. After that, add the mixture inside the butternut squash skin.