Crispy Homemade Chips Finished Dish

Homemade Crispy Chips

These crispy homemade oven chips are like roast potatoes in chip form, and they are delicious!

Once you try making your own homemade chips, you’ll never go back to the tasteless, oily ones from the store. Not only are they incredibly flavourful, but they’re also easier to make than fried chips and much healthier.

Our easy, tried-and-tested recipe guarantees crispy homemade chips. The secret is in the potato selection.

Potatoes come in two main types: waxy and floury. Waxy potatoes, such as Maris Piper, are less starchy and hold their shape better when cooked. Floury potatoes, such as King Edward, are more starchy and become crispy when cooked.

Chefs such as Heston Blumenthal recommend using floury potatoes for chips, while Jamie Oliver prefers waxy potatoes. We tried both types and found that Maris Piper potatoes made the best oven chips. They were soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Another tip for crispy homemade chips is to cook them twice. First, parboil the potatoes in boiling water for a few minutes. Then, drain them and roast them in a hot oven until they are golden brown and crispy.

We roasted our homemade oven chips with rosemary and sea salt. They were delicious on their own, but they were even better when dipped in our homemade chipotle mayo. This is the perfect condiment for these chips, or you can try our recipe for macha mayo for a more unique flavour.

  • Prep time

    15 min

  • Cook time

    25 mins

  • Total time

    40 mins

  • Ideal for

    Sides
  • Make it

    Mexican
  • Serves

    4

Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 612 fat 7.8g saturates 0.7g carbs 17.6g sugars 0.8g fibre 2g protein 1.8g salt 0.34g

How to make it

  1. Fill a saucepan with water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Carefully add the chips to the water and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly softened. Once ready, drain in a colander and leave to dry out completely, allowing the steam to escape.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas 6. Add the vegetable oil in a medium size roasting pan and place it in the oven for about 10 minutes until the oil is very hot.
  4. 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).
  5. Very carefully spoon the potatoes into the hot oil, using a metal spatula to spread them around and get them covered in oil.
  6. Roast the potatoes for 35 minutes, keeping your eye on them so they don’t burn.
  7. Meanwhile, make some lovely homemade chipotle mayo. Add 1 teaspoon of Chipotle Paste to half a cup of your favourite mayonnaise, and stir well to combine.
  8. 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. Serve with a bowl of your homemade chipotle mayo on the side.

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FAQs

What are the best potatoes to use for crispy chips?

The best potatoes for crispy chips are high-starch potatoes, such as Russet Burbank, Yukon Gold, or Maris Piper. These potatoes have a high starch content, which helps them to crisp up when cooked.

How long do I cook chips for

The cooking time for chips will vary depending on the thickness of the chips and the temperature of the oil. However, as a general rule, chips should be cooked for 3-5 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

How do I prevent my chips from sticking together?

- Don't overcrowd the pan.
- Use a non-stick frying pan.
- Drizzle the chips with a little oil before frying.

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Allison
Allison
3 years 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
3 years 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

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
3 years 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
3 years 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!)

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
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3 years ago
Reply to  Holly

Haha! Brilliant, thanks Holly 😀

smith
smith
3 years ago
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Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  smith

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

Ziyaad
Ziyaad
2 years ago
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Amazing easy and delicious 👌
Best chips recipe ever!!!!!👍

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Ziyaad

So pleased you gave them a go and loved them! Thanks for your feedback

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
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2 years ago
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I ve been wondering.. what’s everyone’s favourite.. Chipotle Mayo or Chipotle Ketchup, with their chips?

Walter
Walter
2 years ago
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the quality of photos just makes u wanna try the recipe ^^. these chips look so delicious! Tbh, i’m not good at cooking in cooking, but real kitchen scares me:(( This though, I have to try it

Last edited 2 years ago by Fergus - El Capitan - Gran Luchito
Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
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2 years ago
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Send us a photo of your end result Walter!

Rachel
Rachel
7 months ago
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This is my go to recipe for making chips now. Far superior to any other recipe I’ve tried. The chips are amazingly fluffy, crispy & tasty. It’s definitely worth taking the extra step to boil them and fluff them up

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