I wrote about my impressions of self-catering at Cerro Mar in Portugal in a previous blog post.
I do like to shop at local supermarkets and buy local produce or ingredients to cook with. As self-catering can be quite limited, I do sometimes on holiday buy convenience food to cook.
One of things I did find different in Portugal was the lack of oven chips available in the local supermarkets. They did sell frozen chips, but these were for deep fat frying.
I don’t know if this is a cultural thing, having bought oven chips in France and Spain on previous holidays.
I did buy the chips, but cooked them in the oven with some oil. They were okay.