Salt and pepper chips is perhaps the most well-known salt & pepper dish out there, and this homemade recipe is the perfect alternative to a takeaway. Our salt and pepper chips recipe is ideal for people who love Chinese takeaways but are looking to make a healthier meal or want to lose weight. Not to mention, it will save you money! This recipe is also an excellent opportunity for you to try cooking something new at home without requiring advanced cooking skills.
So why do people love salt & pepper chips so much? It's all about the flavour. Pretty much everyone loves chips, so what this recipe does is takes everyone's favourite deep-fried potato side dish and transforms it into a meal bursting with delicious and spicy flavour. It's the most adventurous way to enjoy classic British chips bit with a Chinese twist. The meal typically combines chips with spices, onions, peppers and chillis. Chinese chips are the best choice for people who love food with a bit of a kick!
Our salt & pepper chips recipe is quick and easy to make, so you don't have to worry about being a fantastic chef. All you need are the essential ingredients and equipment, and then you can follow our clear recipe instructions with ease. You can also rest assured that the recipe, including our salt & pepper seasoning, is gluten-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
This fakeaway Chinese chips recipe is very flexible – do it your way if you wish! If you want to swap the chips for skinny fries or potato wedges because you fancy a change, then you're free to do so. Prefer your food extra spicy? Add as much seasoning as you can handle! Are you cooking for someone who can't take the heat? Just a sprinkle will do. Want to use it as a side or as a main meal? The choice is yours. You get the drift.
Salt and pepper chips are a favourite at Chinese takeaways whether you need a quiet night in, some comfort food or a snack to help you get over last night's hangover. So let's get cooking!
Pre-heat your oven to the temperature specified on the packaging of your chosen chips, fries or wedges – usually, it will be about Gas Mark 7/220C.
Oil the Tray
Apply a few tablespoons of vegetable oil to a baking tray to prevent the chips from sticking.
Place the Chips
Spread the chips evenly on the baking tray and cover with our Salt & Pepper Seasoning, mixing in with your fingers.
Leave the chips to cook for the specified time, making sure to turn them halfway through.
Chop the chilli, peppers, onion, and spring onions into fine pieces.
Fry the chopped ingredients in an oiled plan on medium heat for several minutes until golden brown.
Combine and Season
Add the cooked chips to the pan with another dash of salt and pepper seasoning and toss to combine all the ingredients.
Serve and enjoy your very own homemade Chinese salt and pepper chips recipe!
Tips & Variations
- Chop the main ingredients beforehand to save you time and store them in the fridge for a few hours or the freezer if longer.
- Use cooking spray and an air fryer for a healthier version with less fat and calories.
- Before cooking, mix the peppers and onions in a bowl so that the flavours blend together, creating a tastier result.
- Use chunky chips, not skinny fries, to get the most out of this delicious recipe.
- Salt and pepper chips are best served immediately as a fresh meal rather than frozen.
- For an extra kick, add a hot sauce such as peri peri, curry or chilli or some grated cheese.
- Serve alongside a Chinese meal for the ultimate fakeaway treat that you deserve!