This is the easiest recipe for the iconic Chinese salt and pepper chips. You don’t need to leave the comfort of your house to get all the exotic flavor from a Chinese restaurant.
Another classic Chinese takeaway recipe on the blog. I’m pretty sure that in another life I was a Chinese restaurant owner. I just love the smell of ginger, garlic and sesame oil in my kitchen.
I already made the salt and pepper chicken recipe, in case you want to get the salt and pepper duo. This is an infallible combo for a weeknight dinner.
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How to make salt and pepper chips?
The best about this recipe is how easy it is to make.
First, we need to cut the onion and the peppers (red and green) into tiny dices. The tinier the better because it is a bit unpleasant to chew a big chunk of onion or pepper while enjoying your chips. We want the flavor but not the texture.
Then we need to sauteed these veggies and season with the spices (Chinese 5 spices, black pepper, sugar, and salt).
Lastly, we add the chips already cooked. You can cook them in a deep fryer or in the oven. It’s just a matter of likings. I prefer to cook my chips in the oven to reduce a bit of fat and make this recipe health-ish.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe and I see you in the next one!
More Chinese Takeaway Recipes
- 300 gr frozen chips (note 1)
- 1 small red chili diced
- 1 small green chili diced
- 1 small onion diced
- ½ tbsp Chinese five spices
- ½ tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp canola oil
Cook the frozen chips according to their packaging instruction. It can be either deep frying or oven-frying. I prefer doing my chip in the oven, just to cut the calories a little bit.
In a big pan heat the oil over medium heat. Toss the onion, the red and green chili, and all the spices (including the salt and the sugar). Mix well.
Toss the chips, coat the chips with the spices mix and serve.
- You can use any french fry cut that you like. I prefer to use steak potatoes.
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