+ Healthy homemade hot chips - with salt and vinegar aioli

Homemade hot chips with salt and vinegar aioli

Today’s recipe is a simple one, but a goodie – it’s my take on hot chips with a little twist.  It is one of my kids favourite treats and I often cook up a batch for a snack on the weekend or to accompany the main meal mid week.

Why are they healthy?
I like to use a mix of potatoes and sweet potatoes for my chips (sometimes I sneak in parsnips too).  Potatoes are a great source of fibre and also contain more potassium than  bananas.  The coconut oil contributes good fats and the garlic gives an immune boost.  The apple cider vinegar is a delicious digestive stimulant too.

5 medium potatoes and 1 large sweet potato (approx, washed but unpeeled)
1-2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil (a mild tasting raw or refined if you’d prefer), melted if solid
Sea salt, to taste
1 large clove garlic. unpeeled
¼ cup homemade mayonnaise, recipe here (or a good quality whole egg mayo)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (I like Braggs brand)


  • Preheat your oven to 220℃.
  • Cut your potatoes into chips, as thick or thin as you like.
  • Place on a large baking tray and toss in the coconut oil or ghee until they are well coated, season well with sea salt.
  • Throw in the clove of garlic and bake  (in a single layer if possible) until the chips are crispy and brown (approx. 30-40 minutes).
  • To make the aioli; Push the flesh from the cooked garlic clove into the mayonnaise.  Add the apple cider vinegar and a little sea salt and mix until well combined.

Immediately, with the salt and vinegar aioli!

Lemon aioli
Adding lemon zest to the mayonnaise instead of the apple cider vinegar is also delicious.

Egg free
Check out the link to Quirky cookings egg free mayo here.

No Mayo
These are delicious simply sprinkled with the apple cider vinegar and sea salt.

Are hot chips a favourite in your house?  What do you think of my little salt and vinegar twist?


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  • Judy

    The chips sounds delicious!!

  • kelly seach

    These look delicious!! I’m wondering, would there be any nutritional problem with making these with olive oil instead? Is coconut oil a better choice?

    • Great question Kelly. Olive oil is not a very heat stable oil so best kept for dressings or finishing off a meal. Yes coconut oil is a much better choice. Check out this link (scroll down to ‘oils’) for a comprehensive description of what oils and how best to use them. G x http://wellnourished.com.au/in-the-pantry/

      • kelly seach

        Thank you!!!

  • Rebecca

    Great little side dish and the combo of potato and sweet potato was a hit in this house.

  • Amy

    These were delicious! I was a bit nervous about my fussy husband’s reaction. He walked in and said “it doesn’t smell like fish and chips, but it smells great”. He even ate the salt and vinegar aioli, which is definitely a first. My son’s reaction was even more positive. Thanks so much for this recipe! I will definitely be making them again.

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