Bang bang chips (chilli sesame chips)

Bang Bang chips

A few years ago my friend Kyo took me to a chinese takeaway in Fratton (the type I usually despise with yellow and red signs) that served sesame chips. They are chips which are battered with chip shop batter and then sprinkled with sesame seeds and deep fried. You eat them with satay sauce. They must have been pretty good seeing as they’ve stuck in mind! I created my own “shoestring fries” version but oven baked them and added some chilli to spice things up a bit.

{Serves 2 as a side dish}

30mins – Prep time: 10 mins – Cooking time: 20mins


  • 3 large white potatoes
  • 6 tbsp chilli paste
  • About 6 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • &fract12; salt


Oven temp: 220°C/430°F

  1. Pre-heat oven. Peel potatoes and slice lengthways into “shoestring” style chips. If you choose to make them thicker they may require a longer cooking time.
  2. Dry potatoes out on kitchen towel, then place oil, salt and potatoes into a large plastic bag and shake vigourously.
  3. Spread potatoes out onto a baking tray and place in the oven. Remove from oven after 5 minutes and shake the tray to prevent chips sticking and ruining the crispy texture.
  4. After another 5 minutes, shake chips again. Using a pastry brush, brush chips with chilli paste and sprinkle half the sesame seeds over the top. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Repeat. Serve.


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