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Homemade Crispy Oven Chips

The Best Homemade Crispy Oven Chips - crunchy on the outside & fluffy on the inside. Quick & easy to make & so much better than ready made. Fed up with soggy chips ? Follow my recipe to get perfect crispy chips every time.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Microwave cooking time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Sarah James


  • 1 large shallow roasting tray / tin - the darker coloured the better to absorb more heat.


  • 750 g potatoes about 4 medium potatoes. Floury varieties are best eg Maris Piper, King Edward or Russet
  • 3 tbs rapeseed / Canola oil
  • 1 tbs cornmeal
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven: 230℃ / 220℃ fan / 450℉ / Gas mark 8
  • Peel and cut your potatoes into 1cm slices and then into 1cm x 1cm sticks.
  • Rinse in cold water and drain.
  • Place your drained chips in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on full power for 5 minutes and drain.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil to the chips and coat well.
  • Mix together the cornmeal, paprika, salt and pepper. Coat the oiled chips with your seasoned cornmeal.
  • Grease your roasting tray with a little oil and place your chips evenly on the tin. Allow plenty of room for air circulation so your chips can crisp and brown.
  • Place in pre-heated oven. Turn the chips over after 15 minutes and pop back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve straightaway with a sprinkling of salt.


  • 1 cm chips will give you chunky chips, feel free to cut them thinner, just cook them for five minutes less.
  • You can freeze homemade oven chips once you have par-cooked them and coated them in oil and seasoning. Let them cool and open freeze on a tray beforing popping in a freezer bag. Cook for 30 mins on a roasting tray, turning after 20 mins.
  • Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 802mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg