Chunky oven chips

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition:

  • kcal-
  • fat-
  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-
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Ingredients

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

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.

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Comments (145)

clarice's picture
5

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
5

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
5

These are fab, they taste like proper chips

rongraves's picture
2

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.

foodietoo's picture
2

It's far easier and more efficient to coat the potatoes in oil in a bowl before tippng onto the roasting tray. Add some smoked paprika or Jerk seasoning for an extra tasty chip!!

maz249's picture
5

These tasted fantastic. Very easy to make and great with Gordon's steak, the best Valentines meal ever. Will only ever make these in future as they conform to the slimming world way of cooking and I can eat as many of these as I want - heaven.

mariecath's picture
5

Very easy, taste great and were enjoyed much more then the frozen oven chips! Will never go back!

mumlig's picture

Tried these chips as the recipe said, but had to cook longer. Think double the time with my oven - but turned out to be very nice in the end!

loveflies's picture
5

amazingly easy - these chips turn out simply delicious. sprinkle generously with mixed herbs for an extra tasty side.

nimisha's picture
5

Sooo good.... add some lemon at the same time as the oil to give them some zing..... yum!

violenceinbustop's picture

Turned out nice enough, but not as crispy as expected - somewhat towards the end started getting mushy and I had to set the gas to mark 7 as well as transfer the potatoes to the top shelf of the oven.

However, onion and cheese wedge recipe by ThePotatoGirls saved the day. That, and a salsa.

thehungrymouse's picture
5

Quick, easy and delicious!

numberonegoat's picture
5

Awesome.

rkarlekar's picture
5

these are great with lots of vinegar and bread and butter! the first time i made these as mentioned above and they came out perfect. cooked them for 5, stired, cooked for 5, stired and then cooked for 5 and done. the second time round i forgot to blanch them for 3 minutes and this did make a difference to them. i found they stuck to the baking tray! full marks for these tasty as anything!

queenfan79's picture
5

Fantastic so simple and super tasty, nobody will use frozen chips or a deep fat fryer again after tasting these.

sbaigent's picture

I am going to make these chips and serve them with a 'ginger pig' Pork, leek and mustard pie and some peas. What sauce should I use? Please help I am not very bright and would appreciate your help.

hannah89's picture
5

Brilliant chip recipe, several people said there the best chips they had ever had!!

Just used olive oil instead though

kitkatlovely's picture
5

Totally yummy! I'll never buy oven chips again :)

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