The fact that Chinese five-spice powder is now available in supermarkets means that everyone can try this exotic but delectable version of chips that is quick and easy too. If you can, use Maldon sea salt; it adds immeasurably to the flavour.
P Can be prepared ahead, in two stages if wished: complete to the end of stage 1; cover the potatoes and refrigerate for 24 hours. Then prepare to the end of stage 4 up to 1 hour before completing the recipe.
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