Tips & How-to

How to reheat leftover chips

Crispy and crunchy fries in no time at all.
Loading the player...

Whether you’ve ordered a burger and fries or fish and chips, you always end up with some leftover chips. But instead of binning them, why not reheat them and bring them back to life the next day?

WATCH: Slow-roasted beef oyster blade with candied sweet potatoes and crispy Tuscan kale chips

How to reheat chips

How to reheat chips in the oven

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°c.
  2. While waiting for your oven to warm up, spread your chips on a baking tray in a single layer and avoid overlapping. To note: there’s no need to add any extra oil as your chips will already have oil on them from when they were originally cooked.
  3. Place the tray in the oven and set a timer for five minutes.
  4. Once the chips are ready sprinkle them with your salt of choice. Wait a few minutes before serving.
chips on a trya
(Credit: Getty)

How to reheat chips in the microwave

Method

  1. Place your chips in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Cover the dish with a damp paper towel to help retain moisture.
  3. Microwave the chips in bursts of 30 seconds to ensure they don’t overcook and become too soft.
  4. Remove the dish from the microwave and let the chips cool for a few minutes before serving.

How to reheat chips in the air-fryer

Method

  1. Place the chips in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  2. Cook the chips for five minutes, or until they are hot and crispy. Hit pause on your air-fryer and shake the basket halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking.
  3. Remove the basket from the air fryer and let the chips cool for a few minutes.
  4. If you want to add some extra flavour, sprinkle them with some salt before serving.

You might need

You might also like

The best potatoes for making hot chips

How to grow your own potatoes

The secret to perfect chips

Related stories