Perfect Oven Chips

I once had a housemate that hated the smell of frying and friers. They were (somewhat justifiably) convinced that the smell filled the whole house and was a plight on those living with a deep fat frier like myself. Now don't get me wrong I'm not obsessed with this piece of kitchen equipment I just think there are some lovely things you can make with it (for example Stuffed Zuccini Flowers). Long story short I realised my love for fries meant I had to find a way to cook them that wasn't with a deep fat frier but was delicious enough to keep me away from fast food. Thus the perfect oven fries were created. I promise every person I have ever made these for has seen the uncooked item and responded with something along the lines of  "oh no I hate oven chips they're yucky" and every one of them (including Miss Kit) has come around after eating the finished product.
What you'll need

Serves 2.

Half a bag (500g) of Oven Fries (I prefer the french fries style but its up to you)
3 tbsp Garlic Olive Oil
Generous Salt and Pepper
3 Large Crushed Garlic Cloves


Chip Chip

  1. Preheat the Oven to 220ºC.
  2. Place the fries in a roasting pan and cover with the olive oil, salt and pepper and toss until evenly covered.
  3. Crust the garlic cloves in their skin with the side of a knife and toss them in too.
  4. Bake for 15-20mins before removing for another toss, I try and do this by shaking the pan rather than using a utensil, it helps prevent the chips from ripping.
  5. Bake for a further 10mins or until some of the fries are catching and all are a dark golden colour.
Top Tip

Even when the packet of fries says it takes 20mins for a total cook, don’t believe them, keep an eye on them and cook to colour not instructions.


  1. Those look delicious… love rosemary fries too but my fave has to be triple cooked- naughty but oh so nice!

  2. Kit says:

    Those Lim chips tasted amazing!

  3. Adele says:

    I’m a huge fan of fries & not afraid to use the odd oven chip in moments of desperation!!! Will be trying these out, they look amazing, may also try with truffle oil.
    Hugs xoxo