If we’re being honest, the majority of #fakeaway recipes out there don’t quite hit the spot, do they? There’s a certain degree of shame inherent in takeaway food that’s pretty difficult to recreate at home. Happily, this salt and chilli chips recipe will make you feel pleasantly bad about yourself and save you a bit of money. Winner. Some other things to say:
- You can make this in about 30 minutes – The majority of this is the time that your chips will take to cook in the oven, and you’re not really *cooking* while that goes on, are you? That’s 20 minutes you can spend doing fun activities: read a short story, follow us on Instagram, etc.
- No mad ingredients – The spice mix for the chips is easy to throw together, and any ingredients you don’t have can be bought from your local supermarket and used again.
- Your vegetables, your rules – Classic salt and chilli chips from the chinese will normally have fairly big chunks of pepper and onion throughout – if you’re into that, then chop your veg accordingly. If not, it’s your dinner – chopping a bit finer results in increased chip-stickage (a totally real, verified culinary term).
We like to use soy sauce in this recipe, but slow down there captain! There’s a fair bit of salt in the seasoning mix already, so steady as she goes.
You’ll notice the ‘quantity’ for oven chips is left blank – the rest of the recipe is for two servings, so cook the amount of oven chips you’d normally cook for two people. No judgement here.
Dealer’s choice in terms of which oven chips you go for, but we recommend crinkle cut – the onion and pepper mixture more likely to stick to the chips and get into the little ridges.
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.
After a fakeaway, is it? You’ll probably want to check out our Sesame Chicken & Egg Fried Rice recipe, then.
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