Chunky oven chips

Chunky oven chips

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Gordon Ramsay makes healthy and tasty chunky chips - without deep-frying

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan


  • kcal-
  • fat-
  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-
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  • 750g Desirée potato (about 3 medium large), peeled



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  • groundnut oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oven to its highest setting, ideally 250C/fan 230C/gas 9. Cut each potato into 1cm-wide slices, then into 1cm-thick sticks. Blanch in a large pan of boiling water for 3 mins, then drain well.

  2. Shake the potatoes out onto a roasting pan, drizzle with oil, ensuring each chip is evenly coated, then season well. Bake for about 15-20 mins, turning the potatoes at least twice, until golden brown and crisp.

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Comments (145)

regaljester's picture

The best oven chips ever! Made them a few times and sometimes add paprika or Cayenne to the oil. Delish.

mojito_waz's picture

I thought I would give this a try as my freezer is on the blink and had some spare King Edward potatoes and wow, they were so unbelievably delicious and incredibly easy to make.

I didn't have rapeseed oil so used extra virgin olive oil and then Malden rock salt to season. Popped it in the oven for 20 minutes and wow what a treat.

I used one large King Edward potato and it was plenty enough portion for a meal for one.

Will definitely be making these again instead of buying frozen!

veggie0517's picture

Didn't realise how good these were going to be until they came out of the oven. As long as they have a bit of a gap between them, the chips crisp up perfectly. You really can't buy these from the shops and - to be honest - are better than a lot of fries from restaurants. It's a really simple recipe that I will keep using. They go down a treat!

alexpart's picture

Made these lots of times and they are delicious. I've adapted slightly and now use rapeseed oil instead of groundnut as I've found that nicest. Also they definitely need at least half an hour, usually 40mins, in the oven.

jonesy127's picture

Delicious recipe, and like others have said, SO much better than oven chips.

One thing I have to question though; 15 to 20 minutes cooking time? Really?? 30 at an absolute minimum from my tries of this recipe...

allielovetocook's picture

Lovely chips but if you follow the recipe and put them in a roasting pan they stick EVERY SINGLE TIME .. even if you follow the recipe to the letter. Grrrrrr .. mushy chips. Folks, use a baking tray, I will the next time I make these (and there WILL be a next time, I will not be beaten!) as I'm convinced that's where I'm going wrong.

johemmings's picture

Oops just clicked on report comment...whereas I meant to reply to you....someone else said that if you put them on grease proof paper that makes all the difference. Going to try it as have same problem..they always seem to stick!'s picture

I now regularly make these chips now; cheaper,tastier and healthier than shop bought oven chips; I enjoy mine extra crispy, which is easy to achieve. Great recipe.

catderbyshire's picture

Made these over the week end -wasn't sure but they were easy to make & delicious

kfurber's picture

I found it 789321 stars!
Danny age 7

fairynatb's picture

I just made these chips, at 8 in the morning:) they turned out fine and tasty. I like them a lot, I will make them again. They do not take longer to make than the advised time and Maris Piper 'tatoes worked great.

newchappers's picture

Trying to eat more healthily , used 1 cal spray instead of oil and they were lovely. My son said they were nicer than any oven chip. Will be making these again

helers's picture

I will never buy 'Oven Chips' again. These are so easy and taste delicious much better than shop bought I didn't have Groundnut Oil but used Rapeseed which worked and much more healthy

sionsi123's picture

Made these chips for the first time this evening and they were fantastic. The whole family enjoyed and they were very easy to make. I will definitely cook them again.Thank you :)

gingerpanda1982's picture

Excellent! I used 1 sweet potato along with 3 small regular potatoes, olive oil and seasoning, comes out delicious and a great mix of flavours! Such an easy recipe too, thank you!

Pru19's picture

Wow so good! I've never thought to broil the potatoes before baking before but it makes a huge difference :) I seasoned with chilli powder and tandoori seasoning and served with peri mayo

pageface's picture

Such a simple and easy recipe. The chips turned out lovely and crispy, but also fluffy inside. Delicious!

nikkinoodle40's picture

Very acceptable alternative to deep fried chips, while trying to cut down on fats. Will make again when we fancy chips

jacksprattt's picture

Fantastic, lovely and crispy just like frying. I used Maris pipers. I will try olive next time as I'm not sure about the groundnut oil, but I guess that's all down to taste. Will definitely make again.


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