Perfect Oven Baked Chips

This recipe will give you the perfect chip – soft and fluffy on the inside and nice and crisp on the outside – without frying!

I’m not giving you any measurements – use about 1 potato per person. What’s important here is the method!


  • Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Any other spices you fancy (paprika is a good one!)


  1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Peel the potatoes and slice into chips around 1cm thick.
  3. Put the chips into a pot of cold water and bring to the boil.
  4. When the water starts to boil, drain the chips and put them back into the empty pot – off the heat. Cover with a clean tea towel for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Line an oven tray with parchment paper and tip the chips onto it (being careful not to break them).
  6. Pour over enough olive oil to coat the chips and season with a good pinch of salt and pepper, and any other spices you want to add at this stage.
  7. Lay the chips flat in a single layer on the baking tray and put into the hot oven.
  8. Leave to cook for 20 minutes (watching closely). Turn the chips and cook for another 20 minutes.
  9. I like to then turn the oven right up for 5 minutes to make the chips nice and crispy on the outside – but watch closely so they don’t burn.

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