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Salt and Pepper Chips on baking paper with ketchup

Salt and Pepper Chips

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Say no to boring plain chips! A British Chinese takeaway classic, these salt and pepper chips are bursting with flavour along with a little spice.

The default recipe serves 2


  • 200g frozen oven chips (see note 1)
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 large green chilli (mild), sliced (see note 2)
  • 1 large red chilli (mild), sliced
  • 1 tsp chinese five-spice (see note 3)
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • large pinch salt
  • large pinch pepper
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar


  1. Layer the chips in a single layer on a baking tray and then bake in the oven according to the package directions. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan/skillet over medium-high heat. When hot saute the chilis for 2-3 minutes until softened. 
  3. Add the five-spice to the pan and stir around for 30 seconds until fragrant. 
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and tip in the salt, pepper and vinegar and stir. Add the cooked chips and the spring onion and toss everything together. Add more seasoning if needed.
  5. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce! 


  1. For the most authentic ‘fakeaway’ result serve with thick-cut, chip shop style chips. 
  2. Carefully note: generally the larger the chilli the milder the heat. However, this can vary a lot between chillis. If you aren’t a fan of too much heat or are unsure then set aside some of the chilli after sauteing and taste before serving, adding more in as needed. 
  3. If you don’t have or can’t find Chinese five spice then a mixture of garam masala and ground star anise is a great substitution. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Oven / Hob / Stove
  • Cuisine: British Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 215
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: british chinese, chips, fries, snack, side, fakeaway, spicy