Salt and Chilli Chips

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Your wallet will never have to suffer on expensive Chinese takeaways if you learn how to make these salt and chilli chips. They are finger-licking awesome!



Salt and Chilli Seasoning

  • 15ml (1 tbsp) salt
  • 7.5ml (½ tbsp) caster sugar
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) Chinese 5 spice
  • 10ml (2 tsp) crushed chilli flakes
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) garlic powder
  • 1.25ml (¼ tsp) ground ginger
  • 1.25ml (¼ tsp) ground white pepper

Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container.

Salt and Chilli Chips

  • 500g (1lb) cooked potato chips/fries
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • ½ large onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 green pepper, washed and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 red chillies, washed and finely sliced
  • 30ml (1 tbsp) rice wine
  • 5ml (1 tsp) salt and chilli seasoning


  1. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the onion, green pepper and chillies for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in the rice wine and let it sizzle for 2 minutes while continuing to stir.
  3. Add the chips/fries to the stir fry and season with the salt and chilli mixture.
  4. Serve immediately as a side dish to a fakeaway Chinese meal. Enjoy!


  • Some recipes call for soy sauce. Feel free to use it but remember the seasoning is quite salty as well!
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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