Super simple to make and healthier than shop – bought oven chips (which are typically pre – fried), these crinkle cut oven chips come together in 30 minutes. Best made in the air fryer, but it is possible to bake them in the oven.
Do I need a crinkle cut knife to make these?
The short answer is no, you don’t need a crinkle cut knife to make these and you can use a regular knife. BUT, the crinkle cut knife has to be the best kitchen gadget purchase of 2021 and given it is inexpensive and takes up so little space I highly recommend buying one! There is just something about the crinkle cut shape that makes these chips taste so much better than regular ones.
Amazon has a heap of options available, but I’ve also linked to the one I purchased if you are looking for a recommendation: Crinkle Cut Knife – Amazon
How to cut the potatoes into chips
You want to aim to get chips that are between 1.5cm – 2cm in diameter.
I have found the best way to do this is to cut the potatoes into 2cm slices and then each slice into 2cm thick chips.
Wherever possible keep the skin on the potatoes for extra nutritional value and less food waste.
Best potatoes to use when making chips
One of the key elements to getting a super crispy chip is choosing the right type of potato. For these I used the Albert Bartlett Rooster potatoes with their skin on, that are available in most UK supermarkets. However, other great chipping potatoes are:
- Maris Pipers
- Spanish Agria
- King Edward
How to make your chips in the oven
The air fryer does a phenomenal job of making crispy chips, that an oven is going to struggle to live up to. However, it is possible to make these chips in the oven.
The cooking time and temperature will largely come down to your type and efficiency of oven, but try baking in a pre-heated oven at 200oc for 25 minutes, turning halfway. Then you can always bake for a little longer to get the desired crispness / golden brown colour.
Other ideas for crinkle cut chips
Try using your crinkle cut knife on other starchy vegetables, the same recipe will work, you will just need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Other vegetables to try this on are:
- Butternut squash
- Sweet potato
If you like these chips are looking for more similar recipes, why not try:
Homemade Crinkle Cut ChipsCourse: Snack, SideCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Crispy, lightly spiced and super easy to make. These healthier homemade crinkle cut chips are so quick to make you’ll never buy oven chips again!
700g Potatoes that are suitable for chips (see notes above)
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Cornflour
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
Salt and pepper to season
- Wash and pat dry your potatoes.
- Leaving the skins on, use a crinkle cut knife to slice your potatoes into chip sized pieces (about 1.5cm – 2cm thick) – see note above for how I cut the potatoes. (see notes above on how to make them without a crinkle cut knife)
- Soak the chips in cold water for 5 minutes to remove some of the starch (this will help to give you a crispier potato).
- Drain the chips and pat dry with a clean tea towel.
- In a large bowl combine the olive oil, cornflour, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix until you get a paste.
- Add the potatoes to the bowl and mix until the chips are coated in the mixture.
- Transfer to an air fryer basket and cook at 200oc for 20 minutes, tossing halfway. They are gone when they are golden and crispy. (See notes above for how to make them in the oven).
- Make sure you use a potato variety that is suited to making chips.
- It is possible to make these chips in the oven and without a crinkle cut knife, just see the notes above for the adaption
- Per serving – Fat: 4.9g Carbs: 38.5g Protein 4.4g
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