Chunky chips with caramelised onion & garlic

Chunky chips with caramelised onion & garlic

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins - 40 mins


Serves 2

Gordon's take on the perfect chips to serve with steak

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving (generous portions)

  • kcal451
  • fat17g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.07g
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  • 750g Desirée potato, skin left on



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut the potatoes, skin left on, into fat chips. Toss with the olive oil, plenty of seasoning and the red onion, then tip onto a baking tray. Roast for 15-20 mins.

  2. Turn oven up to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9. Roast for 15-20 mins more, turning and adding the garlic to the tray with 10 mins cooking time to go.

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10th Apr, 2015
Perfect! I've always hated frying chips...the bubbling hot oil makes me nervous and knowing that it's bad for me detracts from the pleasure of eating those golden fingers of potato! I'll never buy oven chips ever again! The young kids loved it too!
4th Apr, 2015
Loved these, went brilliantly with steak. Like others have said, I would put the onions in later as they were charred by the time the chips were cooked, but I would definitely make these again!
27th Jan, 2014
Amazing home made chips but I tend to leave the onions till last 15 mins otherwise they are black if u put them in too early in that heat!
4th Feb, 2013
Everyone at dinner enjoyed these chips. The insides were floury (like roast potatoes) and the thinly sliced red onion flavour permeated the dish. They went down well with my 2 year old nephew too! I would definately use this recipe again as it is quick and easy to make. Just make sure that after 15 minutes you turn the chips or they will stick to any surface.
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14th Nov, 2012
I don't bother with the garlic and onion; I make garlic mayo for dipping instead. Also, try substituting the oil for duck fat, but keep a cloth/napkin to hand to mop up any excess drool.
5th Oct, 2012
Absolutely delicious, but I would add the onion a little later.. maybe after around 10 minutes with the garlic otherwise they taste a little overcooked..
7th Jul, 2012
love it and now a fave of mine
11th Nov, 2011
where would you find Desirée potatoes
1st Sep, 2011
Bit annoyed about the cooking time for the chips.....the onion was charcoal by the time the chips were ready....disappointing Mr Ramsey
25th May, 2011
I have never tried to make chips before as I generally dislike chips as a rule, however I quite enjoyed these due to the additional flavour from the noon and garlic. I intend to make these again but will use far more onion and will not slice it thinly as most of it burned rather than caramelised. Otherwise a nice and relatively quick meal.


7th Jul, 2016
Cooking time is confusing me, is it 20 minutes like stated at the top or 40 mins if i fillow the method, 20 minutes and then a further 20 minutes more ?
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9th Aug, 2016
Thank you for pointing this out, we have amended the recipe now. The total cooking time is 30-40 minutes. We hope you enjoy the recipe.
24th Oct, 2018
Ive been making oven chips like similar to this for years. Cut chips Par boil for about 5 mins Drain in a colander Spray with low cal oil Put in a hot oven for 20 mins Remove and spray on a little more oil Bake for a further 20 mins
21st Jun, 2020
Gordy recommends that method here.
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