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UK Chinese salt and pepper chips

Salt and Pepper Chips

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Salt and pepper chips are a classic Chinese takeaway dish in the UK, thick cut chips are fried to golden perfection and tossed in a delicious salt and pepper seasoning

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x




  • 2 tsp Chicken powder
  • 2 tsp YumYum
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Five spice powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes


  • 1L Canola oil
  • 600g Straight cut chips
  • 1/2 Capsicum
  • 1/4 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Green chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine (optional)

Curry Sauce

  • 2 tsp Curry powder
  • 1 Cup Chicken stock
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Chicken powder



  1. Combine all the seasonings in a bowl and mix to combine
  2. Set aside until ready to use


  1. Prepare a large wok or pot with the canola oil and bring it up to 180C/350F over high heat
  2. Add the chips and fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown
  3. Remove from the oil and drain on a wire rack
  4. Prepare a large wok or frypan (or drain the oil from the pot used before and set it aside to be used when cooking another dish)
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in the wok and add the capsicum, onion, green chili and garlic
  6. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant
  7. Add the chips and toss to combine
  8. Add the Chinese cooking wine and it should evaporate immediately
  9. Transfer to your serving platter and serve

Curry Sauce

  1. Combine the chicken stock and cornstarch to create a slurry
  2. Into your saucepan add the curry powder, chicken stock slurry and chicken powder
  3. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened
  4. Remove from the heat and serve with the chips
  • Author: Vincent Yeow Lim
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: British Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1 serve
  • Calories: 1053
  • Sugar: 89.1 g
  • Sodium: 381.8 mg
  • Fat: 71.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 107.5 g
  • Protein: 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.8 mg