Salt & pepper chips

Peel and cut potatoes into chunky chips or wedges, then sprinkle over our salt & pepper seasoning for a flavour-packed side dish or snack

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 364
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 49g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 1.3g

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large floury potatoes
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • ½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Cut the potatoes into chunky chips or wedges. Tip into a pan, top up with cold water and bring to a boil. As soon as you see bubbles, simmer gently for 5 mins. Drain carefully and leave to steam dry.  

  2. Meanwhile, heat 4 tbsp of the oil in a shallow-lipped baking tray in the top of the oven. Transfer the parboiled chips to the tray, carefully coat in the hot oil and cook for 20-25 mins until golden and crisp, turning halfway through.

  3. While the chips are cooking, toast the peppercorns in a wok or large frying pan for a few mins, then transfer to a pestle and mortar and crush. Heat the remaining in the pan and stir-fry the onion, peppers, garlic and chilli for 5-8 mins over a medium-high heat until the onions and garlic turn golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside. 

  4. Mix the Chinese five-spice powder, sugar, salt, chilli flakes and ground peppercorns together. Tip the cooked chips into the pan with the veg and return to a medium heat. Toss to combine. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper mixture and the spring onions. Toss everything together for 1-2 mins until evenly coated, then serve straight away with another pinch of sea salt, if you like.