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Crispy Homemade chips

Crispy Homemade chips

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These crispy homemade oven chips are basically roast potatoes in the shape of chips and they are delicious!

Once you try making your own homemade chips, you won’t ever want to go back to the tasteless ones that come in a bag. Not only are they super tasty, they are also easier to make than ones that are fried and also healthier.

With our easy, tried and tested recipe, we guarantee you will have delicious crispy homemade chips. Our secret is first in the potato selection. Potatoes come in two different sorts, waxy (such as a Maris Piper) and floury (such as a King Edward).

Opinions are split on which ones to use for chips. Chefs such as Heston Blumenthal back the floury ones whilst Jamie Oliver backs the wax! We decided to try both and for oven chips, we went with Jamie. The maris piper makes the chip more soft and fluffy which we really liked.

Another tip for crispy homemade chips is to cook them twice  – first by par-boiling the potatoes and then by roasting them in a hot oven.

We roasted our homemade oven chips with a little rosemary and sea salt and then dipped them in our version of delicious smoky Chipotle Ketchup for added flavour.

These chips make a great accompaniment to our Mexican Steak, Mexican Hamburger or our Mexican Pulled Pork Sandwich.

 

  • Prep time

    15 min

  • Cook time

    25 mins

  • Total time

    40 mins

  • Ideal for

    Classic, sides

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    4

How to make it

 

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into chip shapes.
  2. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add a little salt.
  3. Carefully add the chips to the water and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly softened.
  4. Drain in a colander and leave to dry out completely and allow the steam to escape.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Put the vegetable oil in a roasting pan and leave in the oven for about 10 minutes until the oil is very hot.
  6. Tip the potatoes back into the saucepan and add olive oil, flour, rosemary and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Hold the lid on and give the pan a shake. The potatoes should fluff up at the edges but keep their overall shape (don’t worry if they break up a little).
  7. Very carefully spoon the potatoes into the hot oil, using a metal spatula to spread them around and get them covered in oil.
  8. Roast the potatoes for 35 minutes, keeping your eye on them so they don’t burn.
  9. Give the chips a good shake up every 10 minutes or so to ensure they are crisp all over. If they are not crisp enough after this time, return to the oven and continue to roast.

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Allison
Allison
3 months ago
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Move over mash and roasties, crispy homemade chips are the best potato dish! Super easy recipe and yielded crispy and delicious chips.

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Sally
Sally
2 months ago
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These were delicious and so easy!! Best chips I’ve made. I did turn the oven up quite high towards the end to crisp them up

Editor
2 months ago
Reply to  Sally

Great to hear Sally! yes, that’ll crisp them up nicely. Also, using Maris Piper potatoes makes the chips soft and fluffy 🙂

Holly
Holly
2 months ago

Best chips ever!!! Thank you so much my boyfriend couldn’t stop talking about them! 🙂 (we transferred them onto baking paper at the end and turned the heat up hiiiiigh to get Really crispy!)

Editor
2 months ago
Reply to  Holly

Haha! Brilliant, thanks Holly 😀

smith
smith
1 month ago
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Editor
1 month ago
Reply to  smith

No problem, do share a photo if you end up making them!

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