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If you’re looking for THE easiest gluten free Homemade Oven Chips recipe then you have to try my Skin On Fries. Baked to crispy perfection, they only need 3 ingredients and are naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan!

A bowl of homemade oven chips.
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You cannot beat a plate of homemade chips with dinner and making your own oven chips is really easy. Plus they’re naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan!

A lot of shop-bought oven chips have unnecessary coatings which contain gluten, making them unsafe to eat if you have coeliac disease.

Not my homemade fries though! These skin on oven chips only need 3 ingredients: potatoes, oil and salt. And there is no need to parboil these chips.

I like to make my recipes as simple as possible so you can be serving up homemade, crispy oven chips with as little effort as possible. You’ll want to make them again-and-again!

Plate them up with a side of gluten free fried chicken, a juicy beef burger, easy breaded fish goujons. Or try making loaded fries with my Greek Salad or Chilli Con Carne on top.

Why make these homemade oven chips?

I mean, if you’re questioning why to make chips then I’m not sure we’re on the same page. But to try and persuade you, you should know this recipe is:

  • Gluten and Dairy Free: No need for nasty coatings, these are naturally gluten free and vegan.
  • No Par-Boiling: I tested this recipe with or without parboiling and I didn’t feel the extra steps added anything. So I skip them to make life easier!
  • 3 Ingredients: You can’t go wrong with potatoes, oil and salt. No need for extras.
  • No Deep Frying: If you don’t like the idea of heating up a big pan of oil, or want to have chips with less oil, this recipe is for you. Healthier chips with the same great flavour.
  • Super Crispy: Nobody likes soft and soggy chips. These are golden, crunchy and delicious – just as they should be!
A tray of skin on fries with tomato ketchup.


This oven baked potato chips recipe is so simple you honestly can’t go wrong. All you need to make these gluten free skin on fries are:

  • Potatoes – I recommend Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes but honestly, any white potato will work for these oven chips.
  • Oil – I use vegetable oil. I prefer one which is neutral-tasting, but you could also use olive oil if you prefer.
  • Salt – Because all fries need salt, right!?
Potatoes, salt and oil to make oven chips.

How to make homemade oven chips

If you’re wondering how to make chips in the oven I’m here to show you it couldn’t be any simpler.

Here is my step-by-step photo guide to making perfect homemade oven chips:

Cut the potatoes into 1cm chips then rinse in a colander.

1. Preheat the oven to 220C / Fan 200C / Gas Mark 7. Leaving the skin on (it’s great for extra fibre and flavour!) cut the potatoes in 1cm strips. You can use a chip cutter to do this, or do this by hand using a sharp knife.

2. Place the potato chips in a colander and run under cold, running water. This helps to rinse off any extra starch and allows them to crisp up better.

Drying the potato chips on a towel then laying them on a baking sheet.

3. Drain the potatoes onto a tea towel and pat dry. Place them onto a large, non stick baking tray, drizzle over the oil and sprinkle over the salt. Use your hands to mix them up so the potato chips are evenly coated.

4. Spread the potato chips so they are in one even layer (use two baking trays if needed – you don’t want them to be too cramped!). Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until golden brown, then serve hot! Check out my ideas below for how to ‘pimp’ your fries too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need to troubleshoot this recipe? Here are some of the commonly asked questions…

Is this recipe dairy free / vegan?

Yes, these oven chips are gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

Why are my oven chips soggy?

If your oven chips are not crispy it’s likely the oven is not hot enough. Always make sure you preheat your oven first and don’t keep opening the door to check on them. 45-50 minutes should be enough for them to go crispy and golden.

Do I need to parboil homemade oven chips?

I have tested this recipe with and without parboiling the potatoes and didn’t think the extra step made a difference. So I cut it, because I like to keep things simple!

Are oven chips healthy?

These oven chips use minimal ingredients and a lot less oil than deep frying. They are certainly a healthier alternative but like all comfort foods, should be part of a balanced diet. As much as I’d love to eat chips for every meal!

Can I make oven chips in the air fryer?

Stand by – my air fryer chips recipe is coming soon and I’ll drop the link here when it’s live! I’m just testing it to make sure it’s perfect for you…

Is it ok to eat fries with the skin?

Of course! Leaving the skin on your homemade chips makes them more nutritious, packed with fibre, and more flavoursome. It also helps to reduce unnecessary food waste. Peeling potatoes is SO much effort when you can eat the yummy skin!

Close up of homemade oven chips on a tray.

How to make oven chips taste even better!

If you want to jazz your homemade oven chips up a bit, you can also add additional flavourings to them after cooking.

I recommend following the recipe above and then once cooked, adding the chips to a large bowl with one of the following seasonings:

  • Cajun Fries: Add a teaspoon or two of cajun seasoning to your chips for a flavour-filled, spicy side dish.
  • Rosemary Salt: This is my favourite! I add a teaspoon of dried rosemary and some extra salt flakes and toss to coat. Gorgeous with steak.
  • Smoky Fries: Add some smoked paprika and chilli flakes to your fries to create a tasty, spicy fries. Great with a BBQ.
  • Garlic Fries: Toss your cooked chips in garlic granules and salt for a delicious side dish for any meal. Serve with gluten free garlic bread for extra garlic!
A bowl of skin on fries.

Serving Suggestions

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A bowl of homemade oven chips.
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Homemade Oven Chips (Skin On Fries)

These easy gluten free oven chips are the perfect side to any dinner. Skin on fries with only 3-ingredients and no need for deep frying! Serves 4 people as a side.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 kg potatoes, (Maris Piper or King Edward)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 220C / Fan 200C / Gas Mark 7.
  • Leaving the skin on, cut the potatoes in 1cm strips. Place them in a colander and run under cold, running water.
  • Drain the potatoes onto a tea towel and pat dry. Place them onto a large baking tray, drizzle over the oil and sprinkle over the salt. Use your hands to mix them up so the potato chips are evenly coated.
  • Spread the potatoes so they are in one even layer (use two trays if needed – you don't want them to be too cramped!). Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until golden, then serve hot!



Try to resist the urge to turn the chips while cooking – they tend to break up when you do this. See the blog post above for suggestions on seasoning your skin on fries for extra flavour!


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 1053mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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