Homemade Oven Chips

  • 5MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 96KCAL

There's no need to feel like you're missing out with these slimming friendly Homemade Oven Chips! They're perfect for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories96
  • Carbs22g
  • Protein3g
  • Fat0.3g
  • Saturates0.03g
  • Sugars1g

Homemade Oven Chips - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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 to know in the blurb!

There aren’t many dishes that are more versatile than these Homemade Oven Chips and you can have them as a snack, for lunch or with dinner!

If you fancy getting creative, then why not try different seasonings on them – some garlic granules, oregano and a pinch of chilli would give an Italian flavour, or ground cumin and paprika would give a Tex Mex feel.

There are lots of different ways to cook chips, and we’ve tried them all. But we think this Homemade Oven Chips recipe is the simplest and the best – no need to par boil, or faff about!

We think that they’re just as good, if not better than the deep fried version!

What diets are these Homemade Oven Chips suitable for?

These Homemade Oven Chips only have 2 ingredients, and are suitable for pretty much everyone including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian or even vegan diets!

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are Homemade Oven Chips?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Homemade Oven Chips recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Homemade Oven Chips recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Homemade Oven Chips recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Homemade Oven Chips?

With only 2 ingredients, it really doesn’t get simpler than these Homemade Oven Chips!

That being said, there are two methods for this recipe. Depending on which you choose you will need different equipment.

Homemade Oven Chips in the Actifry

If you choose to use an air-fryer to make your Homemade Oven Chips, you’ll find that they cook quicker than if you use the oven method.

Homemade Oven Chips in the oven

The name gives this one away, but you can make Homemade Oven Chips in the oven too!

The oil

You can’t make chips without oil. Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking, we use a low calorie cooking spray. We use the type that is 1 calorie per spray, but there are also types that are pure oil and around 2-5 calories per spray. You can use either type, just pick which fits best into your diet plan!

The potatoes

There’s always lots of debate about which potatoes to use for chips.

These Homemade Oven Chips use King Edward potatoes. We found they hold their shape, without being too fluffy and breaking up. It’s a potato which has a little bit of waxiness but which crisps up well!

You could also use Maris Piper potatoes, which are slightly fluffier, though these may break up a little if you are using the Actifry method.

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We have tried all sorts of air-fryers and really can’t beat the Tefal Actifry Express XL. You can read our review here!

You’ll need a really good baking tray like this one which you can pick up on Amazon.

The Deiss potato peeler is super sharp, but has loads of different functions and can whip through a bag of potatoes in no time!

We know it sounds strange, but a sharp knife is much safer to cook with than a blunt one!  We use a knife sharpener like this one from Amazon to keep ours in top shape – it’s got a suction cup to keep it attached to the countertop and stop it slipping!

How many calories are in these Homemade Oven Chips?

There are only 96 calories in each portion of these Homemade Oven Chips which means that they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category.

These Homemade Oven Chips are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and they fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Actifry method

Step 1

Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. You can cut them thinner, or fatter, but this will change the amount of cooking they need so adjust the time accordingly.

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Step 2

Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.

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Step 3

Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.

Step 4

Place into the Tefal Actifry, spray again with low calorie cooking spray, close the lid and set to cook for 15 minutes.

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Step 5

After 15 minutes, open the lid, toss, and spray with more low calorie cooking spray. Set to cook for a further 15 minutes. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!

Oven method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. You can cut them thinner, or fatter, but this will change the amount of cooking they need so adjust the time accordingly.

Step 1 pinchofnom.com

Step 2

Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.

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Step 3

Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.

Step 4

Place onto a non-stick baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place into the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 5

After 20 minutes, turn the chips over on the baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray again and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!

Homemade Oven Chips - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you should serve with these Homemade Oven Chips?

The real question is, what shouldn’t you serve with these Homemade Oven Chips?! They really do go with pretty much anything, but here’s a few ideas to get you started;

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How do you know when these Homemade Oven Chips are cooked?

When the chips are ready they will be golden and crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside.

This will take approx 30 minutes in the Actifry and 40 minutes in a preheated oven (200ºC).

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Homemade Oven Chips in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Homemade Oven Chips in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Homemade Oven Chips?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Homemade Oven Chips?

To reheat Homemade Oven Chips in the microwave, place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

You could also reheat any chilled leftover chips in the oven at 200ºC for around 10 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

To reheat from frozen: Allow to defrost and then follow the advice above.

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Homemade Oven Chips

There's no need to feel like you're missing out with these slimming friendly Homemade Oven Chips! They're perfect for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 96
  • Carbs 22G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 250 g King Edward potatoes
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

Actifry method
  1. Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. You can cut them thinner or fatter, but this will change the amount of cooking they need so adjust the time accordingly.
  2. Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.
  3. Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.
  4. Place into the Tefal Actifry, spray again with low calorie cooking spray, close the lid and set to cook for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, open the lid, toss, and spray with more low calorie cooking spray. Set to cook for a further 15 minutes. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!
Oven method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Peel the potatoes, cut into 1cm slices, and then into 1cm strips to make chips. You can cut them thinner or fatter, but this will change the amount of cooking they need so adjust the time accordingly.
  2. Place the potatoes into a large bowl of cold water and rinse well.
  3. Drain the water, pat dry with some kitchen towel and spray with low calorie cooking spray until they are all covered.
  4. Place onto a non-stick baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place into the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, turn the chips over on the baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray again and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve immediately with salt and vinegar if desired!

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MichelleFriday 5th June 2020

Hi
I made these the other day and they taste fab!
It says in the book that you can freeze the chips. What stage do you recommend doing this? Do I need to par book then first?
Thanks

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    Steve CowderoyFriday 19th June 2020

    Hi Michelle, thanks for getting in touch with us. If you would like to freeze these chips you can freeze from raw. Put chips into a colander and rinse under cold water then drain and pat dry. Line a large baking tray/sheet with greaseproof paper and spread the chips evenly across the tray to drain. Leave to cool down then place in freezer in a single layer to freeze. Once frozen you can place them in a sealable freezer bag for your convenience. Hope this helps.

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RoxanneFriday 5th June 2020

Hey, I’ve tried to follow this method twice using the oven but the chips always look like they are burnt!! Any tips?
Thank you

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    SharonFriday 5th June 2020

    Hi Roxanne, sorry to hear you are having a problem with the oven chips. It sounds like your oven maybe too hot; ovens do vary, so try lowering the temperature to 180ºC then the chips will cook more slowly. Hope this helps, thanks for getting in touch.

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