Go Back
a plate of chinese salt and pepper chicken.
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Salt and Pepper Chips

This homemade salt and pepper chips is better than your regular takeaways. Learn how to make it in easy steps. You can't say no to these peppered chips. This is the best Chinese salt and pepper chips you would ever make
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
0 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British, Chinese
Keyword: Chinese salt and pepper chips, chinese takeaway, how to make salt and pepper chips, salt and pepper chips
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke


  • 600 g frozen thick cut chips or as needed
  • 3 Mixed chilli peppers
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 medium onion cut into halves
  • ½ tsp Seasoning optional (I used a splash of Maggi liquid seasoning)
  • 1 tsp suya spice substitute with Tbsp 5 Chinese spice
  • Vegetable oil for frying


How to fry chips

  • Place a frying pan on medium-high heat (about 4 inches higand heat oil until about 180⁰C/356°F otherwise, simply add onion to the oil and if it sizzles and floats to the top, then it’s ready to be used.
  • While you wait on the oil to get hot, add the chips into a bowl, sprinkle with some salt, add the chopped onions and toss together.
  • Add the chips and the onions to the hot oil and fry till well done. Otherwise, oven bake the chips according to instructions.
  • Take the fried chips out of the oil and drain on a kitchen towel to get rid of excess oil.

How to make salt and pepper chips

  • In another frying pan or wok, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and heat until hot, add the chopped peppers, chopped onions and sauté for 2 minutes or till onion is translucent, add suya spice or Chinese 5 spices, salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  • Add the fried chips to the sauce and toss together to combine. Check for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly
  • Take chips off the heat and serve immediately.


• You can also use fresh large cut chips or yam instead of frozen
• oven bake the chips to make it healthier.
• Use more suya spice if you would be making a larger batch