Salt and Pepper Chips | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

As you’ll probably know by now we are huge fans of Chinese Takeaway, or I should say we ‘were’ huge fans before we started on the Slimming World journey. Now we make our own Slimming World friendly versions like these Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

These Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips have become one of our favourite ‘Fakeaway’ recipes as it tastes just like the ones you get from the takeaway.

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The quantities for the spice mix will make more than enough for the Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips recipe, so you can just keep any extra spice mix in an airtight container or sealed food bag until you’re ready to use it again!

It’ll last for around three months.

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We always have a bag in our cupboard! Or you could even try our syn free Salt and Pepper Pork recipe with what you have left over.

You’ll notice that Salt and Pepper Spice Mix recipe calls for MSG or Monosodium glutamate.

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Monosodium Glutamate or MSG is a flavour enhancer commonly added to most Chinese food from the takeaway.

There have been many debates about the use of MSG, so if you prefer not use it you can just leave it out.

However, if you do want to use it you can buy it here on Amazon.

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What is Sukrin?

We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories.

You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.

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Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do!

It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips.

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If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!

The Rapeseed or Avocado Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips recipe.

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Synning the sweetener in this Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips recipe

As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for these Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips uses 1 tablespoon of sweetener, but is divided into 2 portions. That’s half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

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Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips

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people 10 minutes 20 minutes



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411kcal 6

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To Make the Salt and Pepper Mix
  1. Toast the salt flakes in a hot pan until they start to brown - it's very important to do this to get the true salt and pepper flavour
  2. Mix the toasted salt and all the other spice mix ingredients together
To Make the Chips - Oven Method
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips
  3. Place them in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until they start to soften but are still quite firm
  4. Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with Frylight
  5. Coat the potatoes in Frylight and sprinkle them with a little Salt and Pepper Mix
  6. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour
  7. Spray a frying pan with a generous amount of Frylight, then add the chopped spring onions, peppers and chillies and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften
  8. Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix (you can use as much or as little as you like). Keep stirring and tossing the ingredients so they do not catch and burn. You may need to add a bit more Frylight to the pan
  9. Continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve
To Make the Chips - Actifry Method
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips, pat them dry with some kitchen roll
  2. Place the chips in a bowl, and spray them with a decent amount of Frylight
  3. Sprinkle with the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix (you can use as much or as little as you like)
  4. Place them in the Actifry and cook for 20 minutes. Then add the chopped peppers, chillies and continue to cook for another 10 minutes
  5. Add the chopped spring onion and cook for 5 minutes
  6. Check that the chips are cooked and golden brown, and the chilli, peppers and spring onions are cooked (if not cook for a few more minutes) then serve

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  1. My sweetner melted and then started smoking in the pot. All the ingredients clumped together. Went in the bin as had no idea if I had burnt it or not lol x

    1. Hi Claire
      I’m not sure how the sweetener melted, as you are meant to mix it in with the toasted sea salt and other spices, then sprinkle that on the chips

  2. When you say toast the salt flakes in a pan does that mean just the salt and nothing else? Then tip them out into a bowl and mix with other ingredients?

    1. Hi Jonesey
      Yes, just heat the salt up in a pan until it starts to colour, tip it out and mix with everything else

  3. What is the reason for the use of Monosodium Glutamate and what happens if you choose not to use it? I cant see where the answer to it being optional is. Thanks

    1. Hi Ceilidh
      It depends which type of salt you’re using. The salt flakes should brown as described in the recipe, but salt crystals or table salt will pop as you described. Hope that helps.

    1. Hi Gemma
      Normal table salt doesn’t brown in the same way when you toast it in a pan, which may adversely affect the flavour. Other people have mentioned that table salt will pop and spit rather than brown. Hope that helps. 🙂

      1. In the instructions it says to add onions, then the next step says add spring onions. Is this a mistake? The photos look like they contain both kinds of onions. Thanks!

  4. I used knorr aromat you can get it from most supermarkets in place of msg. It’s a seasoning which has msg in it. It’s very nice.

  5. Hi. I’d like to make it but I don’t want to use sweetener, what can I use as a substitute? Would brown sugar or honey be fine as well? Thanks.

  6. Wow tried this recipe last night & it was delicious!! So today I decided to exchange the potatoes for cauliflower, it works brilliantly. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. A fabulous recipe! I’m not a huge fan of Chinese 5 spice so I reduced the amount I used and added in some garlic powder. Delicious!

    1. Hi Polly
      The sweetener is mixed with the other ingredients to make the Salt and Pepper mix once you’ve toasted the salt flakes. (See step 2 on the recipe card.) 🙂

  8. Hi probably a stupid question but here goes, can these be frozen and at what point would I do this?, the reason I ask is that I work silly hours and would like to just grab a handful of these to cook when I get in and not go through the above every time I fancied some chips

    1. Hi Richard
      Some people have frozen their prepared/blanched chipped potatoes to speed up cooking times. You could also prepare the Salt & Pepper seasoning in advance, it will keep for a few days in an airtight container.
      We haven’t tried freezing the finished dish, but maybe it’s worth a try?! Please let us know if you have any success!

  9. Can I brown sea salt crystals instead? Forgot to get the flakes 🙈

    Or does it specifically have to be flakes? Also if using sea salt crystals should I brown them or not?

    1. Hi Keely
      The salt flakes work best, as salt crystals can spit and pop whilst trying to toast them. Browning the salt gives the most authentic flavour. 🙂

  10. Hi Janie

    In response to your reply to my question above…….I froze the finished chips and when I needed them I defrosted and chucked them in the oven on the bottom shelf at 200 for 15- 20 minutes, they turned out pretty darned good, some were a bit crispy but no more than if you put shop bought frozen chips.

    Thank you for all your tips and help on this page it really is appreciated by thousands of us 🙂

    1. Hi Linda
      The sweetener is quite an important part of the spice mix, it helps to bring out the other flavours. We use a good quality granulated sweetener, such as Sukrin, Natvia or Canderel Sugarly (in the blue jar) which we find don’t give an unpleasant aftertaste. Hope that helps.

  11. I can’t print this, I’m getting a warning about security when I click on the print button.
    We’ll be trying this recipe tonight, thanks!

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      This was flagged as a “false positive” message – we’ve raised it as an issue several times with Microsoft but they are as yet to do anything about rectifying the issue. The website is safe – you can either choose to ignore the warning and continue to print (when available) or use a different internet browser such as Chrome where you will not receive this message 😊

  12. Tried these, so delicious! Quick question- are you supposed to allow the salt
    Flakes to cool before adding it to everything else? I just chucked mine in and it sort of smoked at bit and stuck together a little. I was able to break it up with my fingers but just wanted to check!

    1. Hi Laura
      Yes, you should let the toasted salt cool before adding to the other spice mix ingredients.
      So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

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