Chunky oven chips

Chunky oven chips

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
-
protein
-
carbs
-
fat
-
saturates
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fibre
-
sugar
-
salt
-

Ingredients

  • 750g Desirée potatoes (about 3 medium large), peeled
  • groundnut oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2005

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luludicky1984's picture
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Great recipe! Perfectly cooked inside and out. A brilliant and easy alternative to frozen chips. I put them on the top shelf to make sure they came out crispy...

fayed91's picture
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Easy to make, and tastes gorgeous!

hasrat's picture
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These are beatiful , they are seasoned perfectly so yu get that nice salty peppery taste aswell as that crunch which you should always get in oven chips.So a thumbs up to this recipe.Defenatley using this again.

catbail's picture
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Brilliant - will be making these over and over, the best chips I've ever done.

catbail's picture
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Brilliant - will be making these over and over, the best chips I've ever done.

mmtr83's picture
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Everyone in my house loved these! Great tasting & a doddle to make!

vespatian's picture
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So delicious!

zoesherratt's picture
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Loved this recipe! I have made my own oven chips before but never blanched them first and these were so much better. My partner who is hard to please raved about them, definitely making them again.

sec76v's picture
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I used different potatoes and different oil, but still had excellent result. Will definitely be making them again.

sallyaj's picture

I can't get groundnut oil where I live. Why is groundnut suggested and can it be substituted with another more easily found oil?

janegood1's picture
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I've been doing these for years and have many variations. Try paprika for seasoning, or chili if you like it hot. I make mine chunky as too lazy to cut so precisely and also don't bother par boiling although I admit they're better parboiled. Just don't like the extra washing up.

rjlosher's picture
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Yummy, tried these yesterday whole family gave top marks - used olive oil season with sea salt

love_my_food's picture
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simply the best chips.

twinmum's picture
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These are fabulous and foolproof. Made a few times now. Gorgeous chips.

clarice's picture
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RE a previous comment, oven chips don't compare with the best deep fried chips , if you want oven chips these are better than most.

clarice's picture
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I have tried 5 different methods for oven chips and rate this one the best. However I would suggest using Maris Piper potatoes. These were recomended in a Rose Prince article in the Telegraph as they are less watery than many potatoes.

richg100's picture

We've been making similar chips for a long time and wouldn't don't make anything else.

However, we use olive oil, King Edward or Maris piper potatoes and boil them for longer in salted water.

maitrinandi's picture

Great recipe. If you're watching calorie intake use a spray fat instead and sprinkle with paprika/chilli. Delicious.

deb666's picture
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These are fab, they taste like proper chips

rongraves's picture
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Oven chips are anathema!

Look, there is nothing wrong with cooking chips in a fryer (though I suspect it's a dying skill). Done properly, they won't be greasy (check your fryer temperature - it should reach, and preferably exceed, 190C).

Blanch at 130-150C until soft, finish at 190C - and use Maris Piper spuds - crisp and golden outside, fluffy inside. It's not hard.

After all, it's not as if we live on chips, is it? For normal people it's maybe once a week, and the hugely enhanced pleasure that comes from eating properly fried chips, compared to oven chips, is worth the few extra calories you might just take on board.

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