Chips and gravy are one of Australia's most loved comfort foods! Totally indulgent and often served with chicken, this easy combo fly's off the plate!
Why you will love this recipe
There is no better comfort food that you can make than chips and gravy.
Insanely easy, yet often only thought of as something we can grab from the takeaway store, my intention is to bring it to your kitchen.
You can use your favorite flavour of gravy be it beef, turkey or vegetarian.
There are going to be a lot of hungry mouths, happy to be fed when these are mentioned for dinner tonight.
What is chips and gravy
Chips and gravy is the simple combination of pairing crispy chips with gravy (for a sauce).
Often coated in chicken salt, or regular, they are a staple comfor food in Australia (and the UK!).
Where did chips and gravy originate from
It is highly likely that this combination was created overseas in a country such as Canada where same same but slightly different would be called poutine.
With the immigration of people, food and cultures of many wide and various origins to Australia, the combo of chips and gravy was embraced to the point where it is a very common menu item at your favourite take away store!
To make the recipe, you only need the simple combination of ingredients show in the photo below:
To make the recipe, you will need:
- frozen chips (crinkle cut chips or straight)
- gravy (store bought to save time)
- chicken salt (can use regular salt)
For this one, the tradition is to keep it simple. Stick to the chips, add a little salt and pour that gravy all over it!
Instructions for the recipe
To make the recipe, it is necessary to begin with cooking the chips.
You can do this in the oven, Air Fryer or deep fryer, choose whichever method you prefer.
- Add chips to lined tray (Photo 1)
- Cook according to packet instructions (Photo 2)
- Season the chips all over with chicken salt (Photo 3)
- Heat gravy in microwave or stove, and pour over chips (Photo 4)
It is best to heat the gravy in the last couple of mins of the cook time for the chips.
This way they will both be hot and tasty when getting ready to serve (or gobble them down, as we all know we will!)
The chips generally take 10 - 20 mins to cook.
Try and cook them to crispy, crunchy perfection!
From here all you need to do is pour the gravy over the chips and get ready to eat!
Frequently asked questions
- This recipe is quick and easy!
- You can use your favourite style, cut and size of frozen chip
- Use store bought packet mix gravy to save time!
- The recipe will come together in approximately 20 mins
This is what I have learnt that will help you master the recipe from the 1st time and every following time:
- Cook the chips by your preferred method
- Plate and season them as soon as they are crispy
- Save time and use store bought microwavable gravy
- Spruce it up a little with some chopped parsley
Chips and gravy near me = in your kitchen, on your plate and melting in your mouth!
Chips and gravy work well as a side dish for each of the following recipes:
- Whole Air Fryer Roast Chicken
- Air Fryer Sausages
- Air Fryer Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
- Easy Air Fryer Cheeseburgers
- Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer Chicken Legs
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Chips and gravy
- Heatproof jug
- 1 kg frozen chips Note 1
- 2 tbs chicken seasoning or salt Note 2
- 1 cup gravy Note 3
- Cook the frozen chips according to the packet instructions and your preferred method (ie oven baked, deep fried or Air Fried)
- Once the chips are crispy (most methods will take 10 - 15 mins) sprinkle them all over with chicken seasoning or salt
- Pour the gravy into a heatproof jug and microwave it according to the packet instructions (usually about 1-2 mins)
- Once the gravy is hot, pour over the chips and serve!
- Note 1 You can use your preferred frozen chip, be it crinkle cut, thin cut, extra crunchy or straight.
- Note 2 Chicken seasoning or salt is an all purpose seasoning to add flavour to many dishes. Despite the name, it contains no chicken and is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
- Note 3 I use store bought gravy for this recipe as I simply want to make it faster. If you want to make your own gravy you can, or use store bought or from your favorite chicken takeaway store.
You say chups, I say chips!
Hot bloody good are hot chips!
Crispy, crunchy and delicious, you can't go past them every now and then.
Drizzled (or let's be frank) drowned in gravy they are super moist, juicy and delicious.
I would love to hear your feedback in comments below, please let me know if you have managed to take this takeway food into your kitchen!
Don't hold back on the gravy my compadres!