Syn Free Crispy Baked Oven Chips

Everyone loves chips! Whether you are having them together with a steak or served up as a staple side dish for many a meal. Is it really possible to make crispy, fluffy chips at home, without using a deep fat fryer? I'm happy to tell you that with a little prep and patience you can. And if you’re looking for the healthier alternative these baked oven chips are an absolute must!

These crispy baked oven chips are so simple and easy to master. It really all comes down to the right ingredients. They have become a bit of a staple in our house that seem to get better each time we make them. These crispy baked oven chips are great with a skinny burger, juicy honey and mustard pork loins or with a Mexican burritos. The best thing about this crispy baked oven chip recipe is that you can experiment with the seasonings. 

When it comes to creating crispy and fluffy chips it's all about the potato. Maris Piper potatoes have golden skin and creamy white flesh with a fluffy texture. This makes it a versatile all rounder, great for chips and roast potatoes, but also good for mash and wedges. I have always used Maris Piper potatoes for the particular slimming world recipe. The result is beautifully fluffy chips with plenty of little crispy bits.

To make these syn free crispy baked oven chips you will need : 

900g medium sized Maris Piper potatoes
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp of onion powder
Low calorie cooking spray
Crushed sea salt and cracked black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6. Peel the potatoes using a potato peeler and remove any blemishes then slice lengthwise into thick rectangular chips, you could even use a potato cutter to get your chips all the same length and thickness. 

2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil then carefully add the chips into the pan and cook for 4 minutes. It's really important to not overcook your chips as you will end up with soggy chips. 

3. Drain and set aside. Then using a clean kitchen towel place spread your chips on one half, fold over the other half and rub the chips dry.

4. Once towel dried place them into a separate bowl and use the low calories spray to coat your chips. Sprinkle paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper all over. You can either place a towel or cling film over the top of your bowl and give it a little shake to help coat your chips evenly adding some low calorie spray when needed. 

5. To perfect our syn free crispy baked oven chips we have used a number of different tools and found that a deep set glass rectangular  Pyrex dish is best. Transfer the chips to your dish or tray spread your chips out evenly, making sure to use greaseproof paper or non-stick foil. Then bake in the oven for 30 minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown on all sides. 

Once ready you can serve them up with a range of different foods depending on the taste combinations you are going for. Don't forget to experiment with flavours. Why not try garlic and herb, toasted cumin seeds or even chili flakes to really bring out the flavour. 

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