There’s more than one way to get kids to eat potatoes – and a chip on a stick is maybe one of the most fun ways to get ’em down the hatch!
Anyone can do this – there’s no fancy equipment required AT ALL. All you need is spuds, a touch of salt and oil, skewers, a baking tray and an oven. That’s it!
It’s a fun way to serve potato alongside a main meal or even a fun party food when left on the stick. Come watch this chip maker extraordinaire, Dave Hax, as he shows us an easy chip on a stick recipe to try at home.
Watch this quick video below to see just how easily chip on a stick is done (or skip the video and go straight to the step-by-step instructions). Curly fries are cool!
How To Create Chip On A Stick At Home
- potatoes, washed, skin on
- bamboo skewers
1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Carefully poke a wooden skewer through the centre of the potato, lengthways. Repeat for all potatoes.
2. Using a sharp knife, make a cut at a slight angle, through to the skewer in the centre. With the knife blade still slicing the potato, rotate the vegetable (stick) to create a spiral cut.
3. Gently pull the potato spiral out along the length of the stick. Warning: Don’t stretch it too far or it will snap. Place the potato on the baking tray and repeat these steps for all potatoes. Brush the potato sticks with oil and lightly season with salt.
4. Bake the potatoes for around 25 minutes, rotating them half way, until they’re golden in colour and crunchy.
5. Serve the chips on a stick immediately. Either remove the potato from the stick or carefully chomp that delicious potato straight from the stick, be careful though, they’re hot and no one wants burnt fingers—or a stick in the eye. Yum!
That’s it! Who knew vegetables could be so cool? You could shake up the flavour by adding chicken salt, garlic salt or even a touch of paprika or a sprinkle or fresh rosemary. Serve with some tomato sauce or mayonnaise to dip into, we’re sure the kids will be back requesting more in no time. Let us know how you go recreating chip on a stick at home!