As you’ll probably know by now we are huge fans of Chinese Takeaway, or I should say we ‘were’ huge fans before we started on the Slimming World journey. Now we make our own Slimming World friendly versions like these Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips.
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These Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips have become one of our favourite ‘Fakeaway’ recipes as it tastes just like the ones you get from the takeaway.
The quantities for the spice mix will make more than enough for the Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips recipe, so you can just keep any extra spice mix in an airtight container or sealed food bag until you’re ready to use it again.
We always have a bag in our cupboard! Or you could even try our syn free Salt and Pepper Pork recipe with what you have left over.
You’ll notice that Salt and Pepper Spice Mix recipe calls for MSG or Monosodium glutamate.
Monosodium Glutamate or MSG is a flavour enhancer commonly added to most Chinese food from the takeaway. There have been many debates about the use of MSG, so if you prefer not use it you can just leave it out. However, if you do want to use it you can buy it here on Amazon
What is Sukrin?
We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.
Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like thisSyn Free Salt and Pepper Chips.
You can use other sweeteners, however, if you are, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
Synning the sweetener
As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for these Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips uses 1 tablespoon of sweetener, but is divided into 2 portions. That’s half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
Why not try some of these awesome fakeaway recipes?
Syn Free Sweet Chilli Sauce | Slimming World
Syn Free Asian Pulled Pork | Slimming World
Syn Free Pork & Prawn Sui Mai | Slimming World
Syn Free Chicken, Pork & Chilli Sui Mai | Slimming World
Syn Free Instant Pot Sweet And Sour Chicken | Slimming World
Syn Free Lemongrass & Ginger Rice Noodle Soup | Slimming World
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Toast the salt flakes in a hot pan until they start to brown - it's very important to do this to get the true salt and pepper flavour
Mix the toasted salt and all the other spice mix ingredients together
To Make the Chips
Pre heat the oven to 200°C
Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips
Place them in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until they start to soften but are still quite firm
Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with Frylight
Coat the potatoes in Frylight and sprinkle them with a little Salt and Pepper Mix
Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour
Spray a frying pan with a generous amount of Frylight, then add the chopped onions and chillies and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften
Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix. Keep stirring and tossing the ingredients so they do not catch and burn. You may need to add a bit more Frylight to the pan
Continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve
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