Twice Cooked Chips by Theo

Twice Cooked Chips | Bad Boy Chunky Chips with Rosemary Salt

Twice cooked chips? Why not thrice cooked chips? Well, twice is enough I reckon, especially when you’re cooking at home. There is something very satisfying about a large bowl of chunky chips – and these are my favourite!

Twice cooked chips that are big, super crispy and with the most fluffiest of centres with a light dusting of rosemary salt.. Lets not pretend these are fancy chips; they are just damn tasty!

The secret behind my bad boy chunky chips is the potato – use baking potatoes they come out big and awesome! The cool thing is you can make these chips in advance and re-fry them just before serving. So how do you cook chips? I’ll show you..

Rosemary Salt Recipe:

Tablespoon sea salt

Pinch sugar

1 sprig fresh rosemary – finely chopped

Mix the sugar, salt and rosemary together (rub the rosemary in between your fingers to release it’s oils before mixing).


Twice cooked chips – Ingredients x2 people:

3 large baking potatoes

Vegetable oil for deep frying

Twice Cooked Chips Method:

  1. Cut the potatoes lengthways into thick chip sizes, cut the ends to give a nice square finish.
  2. Boil the chips in salted boiling water for about 10 minutes or until you can slide a knife into them with just a little resistance.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and let steam dry for a few minutes.
  4. Once dry, gently fry the chips on a medium/low heat for about 10 minutes or until they just start to change colour. Tip: don’t move the chip when you first put them in as they will stick, leave it for five minutes.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a kitchen towel and let drain for a few minutes. Just before you are ready to serve put the chips back in the hot oil for a second time.
  6. Fry for just a few minutes until they have turned a nice golden colour then remove and place on paper towel to drain. Immediately add your rosemary salt and mix well. You want to do this while they still have a little oil on them otherwise the salt will just fall off.

And you’re done, put the twice cooked chips into a serving dish and try not to burn your mouth by eating them immediately!

Goes well with some ribs to get messy with! Or just a decent dollop of ketchup!