No-Fry Fries (Chips)

Healthy No-Fry Fries (French Fries, Chips)

2 large Rooster or Désirée potatoes, peeled, cut into wedges
2-3 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper
Optional: grated parmesan, dried thyme, garlic powder

I first saw this method of making healthy chips (or French fries) on a Channel 4 cookery show. I’ve changed it a bit over the years, making it less healthy and a bit more tasty. This makes enough chips for 2 people, if you use 2 large Rooster or Désirée potatoes.


Peel and cut 2 large baking potatoes, and then rinse them thoroughly in cold water. Set then into a bowl of ice water for about 10-minutes while you bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil.


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gar Mark 6.

When the water is boiling, add the potatoes and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain into a large sieve, giving them a good shake so that you rough up the surface of each potato wedge. Line a baking sheet with foil …


… and then topple the blanched potatoes on to the tray. Drizzle 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil over the chips, toss so they’re thoroughly coated, and then position them so they’re are evenly distributed.


Sprinkle the chips with flaked sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning the chips once midway through the baking time.


This recipe is based on a Channel4 cookery program recipe for Skinny Fish and Chips.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my, these look absolutely delicious Misk! Now I am starving. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      They’re as good as they look! And no deep-fryer or pan filled with sizzling oil. 🙂

  2. Tandy says:

    I am going to try this when next I make chips 🙂

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Excellent! Let me know how you get on with them. 🙂

  3. This is a great idea, it gets the potatoes cooked a bit first to speed up the baking time! Love it, I bet it would be great for sweet potatoes as well:)

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Yes, I actually think that sweet potatoes would work well with this recipe. If you want to further cut calories or fat, pour the oil into a plastic bag, followed by the still hot blanched potatoes, give them a good shake and a massage in the bag so the oil is lightly slicked over them, and them pour them on to your baking sheet. It will reduce the amount of oil on them by at least half.

  4. These baked fries actually look a lot more delicious than fried and just as crispy – great pics and recipe 😀

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    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Hi, and thanks for stopping by for a read!

      And the extra bonus is that you can eat more because they’re not dripping in oils and fats! Yeah chips! 🙂

  5. Count me in, these look perfect !!!

    1. Misky says:

      With a dollop of mayo, they are perfect. Mmmm. 😀

  6. sweetopiagirl says:

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

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