Homemade chips: outdo your local chippy with these perfectly oven-baked chips

These homemade chips are so yummy, you'll never want to buy your chips from a shop again

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Always wondered if homemade chips can rival chip shop-bought ones? The short answer is: 'oh yes, they can'. This recipe makes delectable chips that taste better than shop-bought ones, and are slightly healthier, too, thanks to the fact that they're baked rather than deep-fried. 

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  • Don't want to oven bake your chips? Try an air fryer

Homemade chips in the oven – recipe

Ingredients:

To make the tastiest oven baked chips for two, you'll need:

  • Maris Piper potatoes, 500 grams
  • Sunflower oil or animal fat, e.g. duck fat, 200 ml
  • Salt, to taste

Method:

1. Wash and chop the potatoes into wedges. Simply cut them in half and then chop up each half into multiple wedges lengthwise. Skin-on is best. 

2. Place the wedges upright in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high for five minutes. Take them out and shake them to make sure they haven't stuck together. Cook for a further two minutes.

3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. 

4. Scatter the microwaved potato wedges over a sheet of baking foil placed in a baking tray. Season well with salt and cover generously with oil or fat. Bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on how crisp you like them. 

Serve with fish/steak and your favourite dip.  

Top tip: We like to add a bit of spice to our homemade chips by sprinkling chilli flakes over the chips before putting them in the oven. We love serving them with garlic mayo as a dip, too.