These easy to make Salt and Chilli Chips are one of our favourite fusion meals. Crispy oven-baked chips, charred peppers and onions, all brought together by that spicy/salty seasoning mix. Enjoy!
These Salt and Chilli Chips are honestly one of our favourite meals to make at home. They’re sweet, spicy, salty and seriously addictive, and I actually think they’re better than the overly-sweet fries you often get from a Chinese takeaway. They work well as a side dish with Honey Sesame Chicken, Egg Fried Rice or even Chilli Garlic Aubergine, and they’re super easy and quick to make. Plus, you can make this with only a few ingredients that you’re likely to have at home – what’s not to love?
Ingredients You Will Need
For this recipe we used frozen straight cut chips – slightly bigger than french fries but not as thick as steak cut chips. Crinkle cut chips could also work well, as the five spice and garlic mixture can get caught in the nooks.
Salt and Chilli Chips are normally served with onions, peppers and chilli, but you could also add in things like beansprouts or carrots to make it a bit different and give another layer of crunch. Crispy onions scattered over the top would be a really nice touch as well…now I’m getting hungry again!
The main spices you’ll need to really make this taste like a Chinese takeaway salt and pepper chips are white pepper and Chinese five spice. I’m not normally a fan of five spice as it can have quite a strong anise flavour, but with the added sugar and heat from the chilli it works really well. You could also add additional spices like different chilli powders/flakes, depending on your heat tolerance.
How To Make Salt And Chilli Chips
Cook Your Oven Chips
This step actually takes the longest amount of time, so get it out of the way first. Oven chips always seem to take longer to cook than the packaging says as well! While your chips are cooking, you can focus on prepping your veg and making your spice mix.
Prepare Your Vegetables
Chop your onions and peppers and prep your garlic. For an authentic recreation we like fairly big chunks of pepper and onion, but feel free to slice them smaller. In this recipe our garlic is grated, but you could thinly slice the garlic and add it in – just be careful that it doesn’t burn!
Create Your Spice Mix
Having the spice mix ready so you can add it saves time. This dish comes together pretty quickly in the end, so you won’t want to be measuring out spices at the last second. Feel free to add in additional spices you think would work well.
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Salt and Chilli Chips
Salt and Chilli Seasoning
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 3/4 tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Ground White Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
Salt and Chilli Chips
- Oven Chips
- 2 Fresh Chillies
- 1 Onion
- 1 Green/Red Pepper
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Rice Wine
- Preheat your oven according to packet instructions. While oven heats, mix your salt and chilli seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Put your chips in the oven once preheated.
- Whilst chips cook, chop the chillies, onion, and pepper. Wait until a few minutes before your chips are cooked before moving on to the next step.
- When chips are almost finished cooking, heat up your sesame oil in a pan and fry the chilli, pepper and onion on a high heat until they begin to caramelise.
- Add the salt and chilli seasoning mix to the pan and coat the vegetables for a further minute, Once coated, add the soy sauce and mirin.
- Add cooked chips to the pan and stir to coat in the chips and spice mix. Once thoroughly coated, serve and enjoy.
If you’re looking for more easy to make at home Chinese recipes, check out our Sesame Chicken & Egg Fried Rice recipe.
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Made this twice now really nice I’m going to reduce salt slightly next time and they’ll be perfect
good and recipes of vegetarian foods