homemade chip recipe

Homemade chips really are the best – here’s how I make them

Over the weekend, whilst it was glorious weather on Sunday we thought we’d get our first BBQ under our belt! We got some burgers out of the freezer, chopped up a delicious salad and then decided we fancied some chips with it too as we had no burger buns. Looking in the fridge, we had some spare potatoes leftover so decided to use these to made some delicious homemade chips. They were unbelievably good! Below is our recipe. Enjoy!

burgers on first bbq of the year


  • Potatoes – we used 4 medium sized potatoes between two of us
  • Splash of oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to make homemade chips

Step 1: Peel your potatoes (or you can leave them on for wedges). I peeled ours as we were using the potato skins as a little afternoon snacks making potato peel crisps. Also delicious and recommended you try!

Step 2: Cut up your potatoes into rectangle chip shapes. Again it doesn’t really matter how you cut these, but I tried to cut as rectangle as possible just so they looked nice and neat.

Step 3: Put in a pan in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Literally these potato chips just need a quick boil but you don’t want to make them soft.

Step 4: Heat up the oil in an ovenproof dish at 220 degrees in the oven. You want the oil to be nice and hot. You shouldn’t use loads of oil, just a splash and run it around the whole dish for ample chip coating.

Step 5: Drain your potatoes well and pop into your hot ovenproof dish.

Step 6: Add salt and pepper and stir to ensure all the chips have been coated in a bit of oil and seasoning. You could add different herbs and spices, but I wanted to make some traditional tasting chips. Sometimes keeping things simple can actually be the best way to go.

Step 7: Put into the oven and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally throughout.

Step 8: Check your chips – if they are brown at this point then take them out. My oven is quite old so I stirred well at this point and popped them back in for a further 10-15 minutes.

Step 9: Take out and enjoy! Be careful as they will be boiling hot if you eat them straight away!

homemade chips

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