Homemade chips

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Homemade chips
Homemade chips
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Chips are the perfect side to so many dishes and you don't need to reach for the frozen bag. Baked or fried, these homemade chips beat shop-bought hands down - and they're so easy to make! All you need is some potatoes, some oil and a sharp knife. You can make them as thick or as thin as you like - or you could even make them extra chunky and turn them into potato wedges.


  • 750g potatoes
  • Vegetable oil (around 500ml if you're frying)

Baking chips is healthier than frying but you won't get the same crispness as frying. You can fry with oil and a saucepan or in a deep fat fryer if you have one


  1. If baking your fries, pre-heat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Wash and slice your potatoes. You can peel your potatoes if you want or leave the skin on for a more rustic feel.
  3. Par-boil your potatoes in salted boiling water for around 5-10 mins until just soft.
  4. If baking, toss the chips in vegetable oil, making sure they're all covered and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins until golden brown and crispy.
  5. If frying, fill a saucepan 3/4 full with vegetable oil and heat until bubbling. To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a small cube of bread into it - if it crisps up, it's ready. Fry the chips in batches until golden and crispy and remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on some kitchen roll to absorb the leftover oil.
  6. Sprinkle the chips with salt or herbs (we love rosemary) and serve.

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