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Making chips on a George Foreman Grill
Besides grilling meat, I often use the George Foreman for cooking various other food, such as making paninis, toasties and ready made foods such as chicken goujons, onion rings and battered sausages. 

So I thought, what about making chips? Tongue  

I already have an air fryer (the original Actifry 1kg) which does a great job of making chips.  However, I find it takes around 30 minutes to even get a single serving to my desired taste, particularly when made using fresh potatoes.

With the 5 portion size George Foreman, it takes around 20 minutes to cook frozen chips until they are to my liking as shown below:


Besides cooking quicker, the George Foreman is a lot quieter than most air fryers.  I can still make a panini, breaded fish or a few sausages at the same time and just spread the chips out afterwards to finish cooking. 

The main disadvantage is that it holds a lot less chips than an air fryer, i.e. one layer thick, enough for a large portion or 2 smaller portions with the above grill.


  1. Do not preheat the grill - It makes it a lot easier to spread out the chips.  If the George Foreman has a tilt option, leave it flat.
  2. To get a deep fry like taste with frozen frying chips or freshly cut chips, apply about a tablespoon of sunflower oil evenly across the base plate.  
  3. Alternatively for low calorie cooking, spray the bottom plate using a 1-Cal or Frylight spray.  
  4. For oven chips, don't apply any oil. 
  5. Spread the chips out, one layer only, preferably parallel along the ridges as shown above for a single portion.  Try to leave a small gap between the chips. 
  6. For frozen or freshly cut chips, spray the top of the chips with cooking oil or a frylight spray.  Alternatively lightly coat the top plate. 
  1. Plug in the George Foreman and leave it to cook for about 15 minutes.
  2. Lift the lid and flip over any chips that have not started browning on top. 
  3. If only using a cooking oil spray from the start, spray the top of the chips again.
  4. Cook for another 5 minutes or until they appear brown enough. 
  5. Avoid cooking longer than 25 minutes, otherwise they may end up tasting dried out or chewy.
If done right with cooking oil, they will end up tasting much like they were done in a deep fryer.  Cool  

From trying different George Foreman sizes, the 5 portion size works the best as it has a much more powerful heating element than the 2 or 3 portion sizes.  The 3 portion size takes around 25 minutes and doesn't brown them as much.
I don't have a George Freman or an Air Fryer but I do have a Ridge Monkey stove top sandwich maker that I use for all sorts of cooking while away in my van. Never tried chips ... yet.

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