Crispy Oven Baked Chips

Be taught the key to creating superbly crispy chips within the oven! No must par-boil the potatoes, and even peeling these spuds is elective!
A easy and basic facet dish to go along with nearly something!!

Crispy oven chips on parchment paper on a blue-grey plate. Three bowls of dips on the plate.

Bounce to:

I will be the primary to confess that I’ve a bag of frozen chips in in my freezer proper now. It is a useful freezer staple that I will not hesitate to make use of.
Nonetheless, I all the time really feel just a bit bit extra angelic after I make chips at house.

And this recipe makes beautiful CRISPY chips – with out having to get that deep fats fryer out.

What is the distinction between fries and chips?

From a UK perspective:

  • Fries are skinny chips. Fries are round 4-5mm thick
  • Chips are your regular-sized model. About 1cm thick.
  • Steak chips are fats chips – 1.5cm-2.5cm thick
  • By the way, for the three variations listed above, we’re speaking about that potato facet dish made up of lengthy rectangular sliced potato with fluffy potato inside and crispy exterior. We’re not speaking about crisps in any means form or type.

From a US perspective – (US mates please let me know if I am mistaken right here!):

  • What the UK name crisps are often called chips.
  • What the UK name fries is similar factor within the US I consider. Though I believe fries within the US covers something from 4mm-1cm thick,
  • What the UK name chips are generally may be recognized within the US as fries or generally steak fries in the event that they’re on the bigger facet?
  • What the UK name steak chips I consider are known as steak fries within the US.

So we’re making UK chips that are additionally US steak fries.
Yeah, I am 91.7% positive that is proper.

📋 What do we’d like?

Ingredients for baked oven fries on a wooden background
  • Potatoes – We’re on the lookout for floury potatoes resembling Rooster, Maris Piper, King Edward or Russet.
  • Cornflour (cornstarch) – for a crispier exterior
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning and paprika for a bit of additional golden color
  • Oil – use a impartial oil – resembling sunflower or common olive oil.

🔪 The best way to make these Home made Oven Chips

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this submit.

  1. Slice the potatoes (it is as much as you whether or not you wish to pores and skin on or if you wish to peel them) into 1cm (⅜ inch) thick chips.
  2. Sprinkle with cornflour, then place on an oiled non-stick baking tray. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and drizzle on extra oil. Toss collectively.
  3. Cowl the tray in foil, then bake within the oven for 10 minutes – this can steam the potatoes.
  4. Take away the foil, then prepare dinner for an additional 15-20 minutes, turning as soon as with a spatula approx midway via cooking.
The process of making oven baked chips

👩‍🍳PRO TIP Make sure to oil the tray and foil that you just’re inserting on prime of the tray – this can assist to forestall the chips from sticking.

Serve with a sprinkling of salt (and a great dollop of ketchup when you’re so inclined).

Close up overhead image of crispy oven fries with a selection of sauces on baking parchment.

🍽️ What to serve them with

Listed below are a few of my favorite issues to serve with these crispy oven fries

Ketchup? mayo? or a combination of each!

Crispy oven fries and 3 dips on a plate on a grey-blue background.

Why are you cooking with the foil on first?

This helps to par-cook the potatoes in their very own steam in order that the fries are tender within the center by the point they’re crispy on the skin. It’s simpler to steam them within the oven quite than soiled a pan by par-cooking them in boiling water.

Why do I would like to make use of cornflour?

Cornflour is a starch which produces a light-weight crisp coating. We’re solely utilizing a small quantity – in order to not give the fries a chalky style. Simply sufficient to assist crisp up the fries somewhat greater than they’d naturally.

Do I must soak the potatoes first?

Some folks do. I do not assume it’s a necessity.
Soaking the potatoes removes among the starch from the potatoes. Eradicating this extra starch does two issues:

  • Starch could make the floor of the potato sticky – which may make the chips stick collectively on the baking tray. Nonetheless! We’re coating the chips in somewhat oil  – which is able to cease them sticking collectively.
  • Starch incorporates sugar molecules. These sugars prepare dinner shortly, inflicting the potatoes to brown on the skin earlier than the within is cooked. Nonetheless! We’re overlaying the potatoes for the primary a part of the cooking course of – which begins the cooking course of while defending them from browning.

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Chips on a plate on top of baking parchment. 3 dipping bowls of sauce on the plate.

Home made Oven Chips

Be taught the key to creating superbly crispy chips within the oven! No must par-boil the potatoes, and even peeling these spuds is elective!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time 25 minutes

Complete Time 30 minutes

Course facet dish

Delicacies American, British

Servings 4

Energy 255 kcal


  • Preheat the oven into 200C/400F

  • Brush a big metallic non-stick baking tray with 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil. In case your tray is not non-stick, line the tray with non-stick foil as a substitute. (*tip 1)

  • Minimize the potatoes into 1 cm (about ⅜ of an inch) thick slices (no must peel).

  • Sprinkle the sliced potatoes with the 1tbsp of cornflour and switch to the oiled baking tray.

  • Sprinkle with the 1tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper and ½ tsp paprika, then drizzle on the remainder of the oil (3 tbsp).

  • Toss all the things collectively together with your fingers so the fries are totally coated within the oil and organize the chips in a single layer. Strive to make sure they’re not touching an excessive amount of.

  • Cowl the tray in a bit of foil that’s been greased with somewhat vegetable oil.

  • Place within the oven for 10 minutes, then take away the foil and prepare dinner for an additional 10 minutes.

  • Flip the fries over utilizing a spatula and prepare dinner for a closing 5-10 minutes till golden brown and crisp.

  • Switch to a serving dish and serve.

✎ Notes

*Tip 1 – Cease the chips sticking to the tray
It is actually essential to both use a non-stick baking tray, or to line the tray with non-stick foil. The starch within the chips will imply they REALLY wish to persist with the tray.
What are the most effective sort of potatoes to make use of?
I exploit Maris Pipers – that are a floury potato. This ensures the potatoes have a stunning fluffy inside. King Edward, Rooster and Russet additionally work nice. 
Recipe Inspiration Supply:
(I do mine barely in a different way in that I do not use a cornstarch slurry. Nonetheless this can be a nice useful resource to know the totally different results of various methods of baking chips/fries)
Dietary info is per serving. This recipe serves 4.


Energy: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFats: 14gSaturated Fats: 2gSodium: 614mgPotassium: 796mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 142IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

Key phrases baked fries, potatoes

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