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)

eblr50's picture

So simple and delicious - why haven't I made these before. Salting and Peppering (a technical term) before cooking makes a big difference.

katselin2002's picture

Tasted great :) simple to make and delicious. My toddler loved them too

georginakonyves's picture

I've been cooking decent home made oven chips for years without blanching them first but this step makes all the difference to the final result - these are the best oven chips i've ever made! From now on I'll use this method instead.

chandra_mahajan's picture

I roasted it with olive oil instead adding a little salt. It came out crispy n delicious. Thanxs for the simple n great method.

dkt1215's picture

I meant - I always make/cook from scratch

dkt1215's picture

I don't see what the big deal is ?????????????
Iv been cooking my chips like this for years, I never deep fry and iv never bought frozen chips b4. I always most things if possible from scratch

jennymcp's picture

Forgot to rate them!

jennymcp's picture

Wow. These are ridiculously good! I've made oven chips before, but nothing ever came close. I'm definitely making these again.

kaikins's picture

Waaaaaaay too morish!

woody111's picture

How many calories per portion? Any ideas?

a__girl's picture

Not that much - just the kcal from the potatoes - about 200 per potato - and from the oil (I use olive and that's 125 per tablespon) so about 300 per person! Not bad really

MandyVC's picture

On initial assumption - a lot!

poppy1259's picture

I made these today for the first time. They turned out better than fried chips, so yummy. The recipe and the timing are exact, the family loved them too. Thanks :) !!!

eae2277's picture

Amazing and works for the whole family

eae2277's picture

Amazing and works for the whole family

eae2277's picture

Amazing and works for the whole family

tashgamper's picture

Very easy to do. Cooking time seems twice as long! I also added garlic pressed over chips for a hint of something different!

poprin's picture

Super easy and super tasty, for total cooking novices such as myself one large potato is enough for one person... discovered this after chopping up two and realised I had enough food for a week!

danirace's picture

This is super great! I have even used this with sweet potatoes :)

lyndseymac's picture

Cooked in 20 minutes at our electric fan oven's highest temp which is around 220-240. I drizzled the oil on the potatoes when they were in the saucepan (after draining obviously) as was easier to coat the chips that way. Healthy and simple method to cook chips. Not as good as takeaway ones, but certainly better than shop bought oven chips.


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