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Salt and pepper chips

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My salt and pepper chips are the perfect accompaniment to Chinese dishes, such as salt and pepper chicken. They’re really easy to prepare and cheap too! We love mixing it up with lots of varieties of chip dishes here instead of getting takeaways, and I love these air fryer cheese chips too!

We love to make homemade Chinese dishes, to try and replace the need for ringing our favourite Chinese takeaway. This has been a great way for us to save money and best of all it is healthier too.

Salt and pepper chips in a bowl ready to eat!

Ingredients for salt and pepper chips:

Serves 2 

400g potatoes

1/3 of an onion

1/3 of a pepper (I always use whatever I have to hand!)

Spray oil

Salt and pepper chips seasoning: 

1/2 tsp salt, pepper, chilli flakes and sugar

1/2 tablespoon Chinese 5 spice

Air fryer fries in a basket with ketchup

Method for salt and pepper fries:

Place a saucepan of lightly salted water on to boil.

Pre-heat your oven to 200C (gas mark 6).

Peel your potatoes (if you prefer them peeled).

Chip. I use a *potato chipper. You can just cut into slices and then lengthways into chips.

Chunky salt and pepper chips before cooking

Parboil your chips for 5 minutes.

Drain, leave the chips in the drainer for a couple of minutes to steam dry.

Salt and pepper chips after part boiling draining in a sieve

Coat your chips lightly with spray oil and salt and pepper.

Cook for 25-30 minutes at 200c (Gas mark 6). Alternatively you can use my air fryer chips recipe to make chunky chips for this recipe.

5 minutes before the end of the cooking time chop your onion and peppers finely.

Spray oil to your wok, cook your vegetables for 3-4 minutes.

Peppers and onions for salt and pepper chips cooking in the wok

Add the cooked chips.

Salt and pepper chips in wok before the seasoning is added

Tip in the salt and pepper seasoning.

Salt and pepper chips with seasoning on before being mixed

Then toss together and cook for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Salt and pepper chips in a bowl ready to eat!

Can you make salt and pepper chips in the air fryer?

Yes, absolutely! I would suggest making the chips in the air fryer and then finishing in the wok at the end.

Oven baked hash browns in around 30 minutes. Crispy, delicious, fluffy hash browns with tasty onions.

If you don’t have a wok to hand, or want to keep it as a one pot style recipe then remove the chips to lightly air fry your vegetables, add the vegetables to a bowl with your cooked chips, add some spray oil, and the salt and pepper seasoning then toss carefully.

Pop back into the air fryer and cook for a couple more minutes. This is the chips after being finished in the wok:

Cooked salt and pepper chips in a wok

Are salt and pepper chips gluten free?

If you make this recipe then yes, they are gluten free. Be sure to check ALL of your herbs and spices before purchase to make sure they don’t contain wheat flour, or wheat starch.

Chinese Five Spice is just a blend of different herbs and seasonings, but again be sure to check which one you’re purchasing to ensure it is gluten free.

Step by step photos of raw, cooking and cooked air fryer potato wedges

How to reheat salt and pepper chips:

Heat a little oil in a wok, or air fryer, and then get the chips added in, making sure they are as dry as possible.

The cooking time will depend on the amount of chips you’re heating and the size of the chips, but I find that around 6 minutes in the wok is plenty for a steaming hot pile of salt and pepper chips!

For the absolutely best reheated salt and pepper chips then you’ll want to give them a deep fat fry – not the healthiest but if you’re reheating from the takeaway I don’t suppose it’ll make too much difference as they’re already fried!

Finished air fryer roast potatoes

How to make salt and pepper fires:

Salt and pepper chips

Chips with salt and pepper seasoning, onions and peppers

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chinese, potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 243 kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g potatoes
  • 1/3 white onion
  • 1/3 bell pepper
  • Spray oil

Salt and pepper chips seasoning:

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tbs Chinese 5 spice

Instructions

  1. Place a pan of lightly salted water on to boil.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 200C (gas mark 6).

  3. Peel your potatoes (if you prefer them peeled).
  4. Chip your potatoes. You can just cut into slices and then lengthways into chips.

  5. Parboil your chips for 5 minutes.
  6. Drain, leave the chips in the drainer for a couple of minutes to steam dry.
  7. Coat your chips lightly with spray oil.
  8. Cook for 25-30 minutes at 200c (Gas mark 6).
  9. 5 minutes before the end chop your onion and pepper.

  10. Add spray oil to a wok, cook your vegetables for 3-4 minutes and then add the cooked chips, the salt and pepper seasoning and then toss together for 1-2 minutes before serving.

  11. Enjoy!

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

This recipe is really simple but packs LOTS of flavour. It is the ideal accompaniment to lots of Chinese dishes.

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