Baked Herb & Chilli Chips

Chippy chips! Love ’em.  They make the perfect accompaniment to most dishes or could be made in a big batch and munched with a generous dollop of tomato sauce.

This recipe is dead easy to make and leaves you with crispy pieces of heaven with a fluffy centre.  Give it a go for a little extra twist on the humble chip – and they’re baked which makes them healthy…well, kinda…


Serves 4

  • 1kg maris piper potatoes
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1tsp very finely chopped chilli (I use Lazy Chilli as it is really finely chopped)
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2tsp dried rosemary
  • 2tsp dried thyme
  • 2 pinches of cracked black pepper

Clean the potatoes – no need to peel, and cut them in to chunky chip pieces, try to keep them the same thickness.  Add them to a pot of salted cold water and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins.  Make sure they aren’t over boiled and falling apart.  Drain and put to one side.

Pre heat oven to 220º

In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, chilli, salt, rosemary, thyme and pepper.  Pop the chips in and cover with the oil and herb mixture.  Use your hands so as not to break up the chips.

When they are properly covered, lay them on a baking tray covered with tin foil, try not to overlap the chips. Pour over any of the oil mixture that is left over. Pop them in the oven for 30mins.  After 20mins turn them over gently.

Once they are golden brown, take them out and serve with tommy sauce.


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