Loaded Salt and Pepper Fries

By Sandhya Hariharan

Salt and pepper fries have become a popular British takeaway option, but did you know that you can easily make them at home? My homemade take on the recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare. The best part? The recipe is versatile, allowing you to customisz it according to your taste preferences.

To make these mouthwatering fries, you can start with frozen oven fries for convenience. Simply oven bake or air fry the fries until they are golden and crispy. Once they're done, add them to the pan with crunchy onion, peppers and seasoning. Toss and serve.

The beauty of salt and pepper fries lies in their simplicity and speed. With a total cooking time of under 25 minutes, you can have a delicious, homemade salt and pepper fries ready in no time. So why wait for your next takeaway craving? Whip up a batch of these irresistible salt and pepper fries in the comfort of your own kitchen and enjoy the perfect snack or side dish.

Prep time - 5 minutes

Cook time - 25 minutes

Serves 4


  • 450g oven fries
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 spring onions, cut into thick baton
  • 1 white onion, chopped into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 red chili, cut into discs
  • 1 green chili, cut into discs


  1. Cook the oven fries according to the packet instructions. When the fries are cooking, prep the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the white onion and garlic, and cook for 2 minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the spring onions, red and yellow peppers, Chinese five spice powder, salt, and black pepper to the pan. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cooked fries to the frying pan with the onion and peppers. Toss everything together to combine and cook for 1 minute, allowing the flavors to meld.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning as desired.
  6. Transfer the salt and pepper fries to a serving dish and serve immediately.

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