Baked Chips with Thyme - Recipe No 133

Here’s a very tasty side dish I made tonight for supper out of just two potatoes with their skins on, some fat, thyme and salt. Infact I ate these with a salad and quite honestly they were simply delicious… Baked chips with thyme.

As fat was rationed during the war, deep frying was out of the question but this recipe uses little fat. I used a bit of oil and a blob of margarine but lard or vegetable shortening would work well too.


Baked Chips with Thyme

  • 2 large potatoes, washed but with skins left on
  • Fresh or dried thyme
  • Salt
  • Clove of fresh garlic or garlic powder
  • Oil, lard or vegetable shortening


  1. Slice each potato into chunky chip size pieces
  2. Drizzle oil or place lard in pan
  3. Heat in oven until warm or melted
  4. Put in the potato and toss until covered in oil/fat
  5. Sprinkle with salt and thyme and garlic powder/salt or cut a clove of garlic in half and add these to the pan also
  6. Bake in the oven at about 230 C for 20 minutes or so until potato is cooked and edges are nice and brown


Makes enough for two side portions with a main meal or for one person with a side salad

Total cost: 30 p


Wartime and Vintage Cooking Gal trying to lose another 100 lbs on WW2 rations

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