Potato Twisters

  • 15MINS
  • 40MINS
  • 227KCAL

These slimming friendly Potato Twisters are great to accompany a steak on a Saturday night. That’s exactly how we enjoyed them and they were beautiful!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories227
  • Carbs47g
  • Protein9g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars4g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

These slimming friendly Potato Twisters are the best thing to accompany a steak on a Saturday night. That’s exactly how we enjoyed them and they were beautiful!

Potatoes are such a versatile ingredient – there are so many ways that you can enjoy them: Roasted, chipped, sautéed, spiralized, fondant – the list is endless! Now you can add ‘Twisters’ to that list thanks to our slimming friendly recipe.

One of the other fun things about potatoes is you can top them with just about anything to make them even more delicious – we’ve recommended cheddar cheese and spring onion in this recipe – but try it with chilli or baked beans (just be sure to check the Point and calorie totals with those variations).

What diets are these Potato Twisters suitable for?

This Potato Twisters recipe is suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

They can be made vegan and dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegan and dairy free versions:

  • Low fat cheddar

Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Potato Twisters recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Potato Twisters recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Potato Twisters recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Potato Twisters recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Potato Twisters?

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To cut the Potato Twisters, you can use this handy gadget to do the hard work for you!

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A handy tip is to use a very fine grater for the cheese. That way a small amount of cheese will go that little bit further. We’ve just discovered these graters, and they are fab! It really does seem like you’re getting twice the amount of cheese when grated. You can pick one up on Amazon UK.

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How many calories are in these Potato Twisters?

There are 227 calories per portion in this Potato Twisters, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Potato Twisters is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Soak the skewers in water for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 170°C.

Step 3

Insert the skewer into the potato. Push the skewer all the way through it till just the tip is showing.

Step 4

Hold a sharp, thin knife at an angle and cut the opposite way that you’re turning the potato. Watch your fingers!

Step 5

Gently pull the potato spirals apart down the length of the skewer. Be very gentle.

Step 6

Spray the Potato Twisters with low calorie cooking spray. Make sure to get both sides of the spiral.

Step 7

In a bowl, combine the seasoning ingredients and sprinkle all over the Potato Twisters until they’re coated.

Step 8

Place the coated potatoes onto a baking sheet and place in the oven for 30-25 minutes until browned.

Step 9

Sprinkle over the cheese and spring onions and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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How do you know when the Potato Twisters are cooked?

First things first, the skewers should be soaked in water for 10 minutes. After prep, the coated potatoes should be placed onto a baking sheet and cooked at 170C for 25-30 minutes until browned. Then add your (optional) cheese and spring onions and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Potato Twisters in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Potato Twisters in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Potato Twisters?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Poke several holes in them with a fork
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing – we recommend heavy-duty aluminium foil for these Potato Twisters

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Potato Twisters?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 3-5 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes.

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Potato Twisters

These slimming friendly Potato Twisters are great to accompany a steak on a Saturday night. That’s exactly how we enjoyed them and they were beautiful!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 227
  • Carbs 47G
  • WW Points:
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • low calorie cooking spray

Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp paprika smokey if you can get it
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tsp garlic granules

Garnish

  • 40 g low fat cheddar grated with a micro grater
  • 2 spring onions very finely chopped

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Instructions

  1. Soak the skewers in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  3. Insert the skewer into the potato. Push the skewer all the way through it till just the tip is showing.
  4. Hold a sharp, thin knife at an angle and cut the opposite way that you're turning the potato. Watch your fingers!
  5. Gently pull the potato spirals apart down the length of the skewer. Be very gentle.
  6. Spray the Potato Twisters with low calorie cooking spray. Make sure to get both sides of the spiral.
  7. In a bowl, combine the seasoning ingredients and sprinkle all over the Potato Twisters until they're coated.
  8. Place the coated potatoes onto a baking sheet and place in the oven for 30-25 minutes until browned.
  9. Sprinkle over the cheese and spring onions and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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MarywatsonWednesday 20th September 2017

They look great where get tatty gadget as cannot see video

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Anne DoggartWednesday 6th September 2017

These look fantastic, think I’ll be eating better, at this rate with SW!

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    Emma TSunday 10th September 2017

    Hi Anne,

    Hope you enjoy them! ????

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