We love chips!

Over here at The Cooking Pages HQ, we’re trying new recipes and tweaking our old favourites.  We have wide and varied tastes as far as food goes but one thing we always strive for is real food with no added nasties.  Our products have no artificial additives or preservatives and we plan on keeping it that way.  Whether it’s a sauce, meat rub or jam you can trust that it’s full of goodness.

Something that gets almost daily use here in The Cooking Pages kitchen is Doug’s Seasoning Spice.  It’s great for adding to meat for a little extra kick but our favourite is to coat our chips for an amazing alternative to salt. Once you’ve cooked your choice of chip (we love potato and sweet potato), toss your chips in a bowl with the seasoning spice and serve with your favourite sauce. In our house, tomato is our go to although sometimes we mix it up with BBQ.  

There are different ways of cooking your chips whether it’s oven baked, deep fried or air fryer. I’ve added a recipe here for homemade oven chips but you can cook them whichever way you love to do them.   Remember, shop bought chips work well too. We all have busy lives.

Homemade Oven Chips

  • 5-6 large potatoes. We use Maris Piper as that’s what we grow in our garden.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil. We use olive but you can use whichever oil you favour.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Doug’s Seasoning Salt


  • Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
  • Peel your potatoes and cut them into long chip shapes – the thickness you do is entirely up to you!
  • Rinse under the cold tap and pat dry with a tea towel.
  • Spread the chips on a large non-stick baking tray and toss with the olive oil. Lie them flat in a single layer, use two trays if you need to rather than overcrowd one.
  • Bake for 45-50 mins, turning now and then.
  • When they are golden brown and crisp with a light fluffy centre, remove from the oven and toss in a bowl with the seasoning spice.
  • Serve with your favourite sauce and enjoy!
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