These Baked Pepperoni Chips are crispy, delicious and beyond easy to make!
This is without a shadow of a doubt the easiest recipe I’ve ever uploaded to the blog. With just 1 ingredient there’s no way it can’t be! Having said that, there is a few tips and tricks to getting perfectly crisp pepperoni chips. Follow me…
Baked Pepperoni Chips
What we essentially want to do is dehydrate the pepperoni, draw out as much moisture as you can whilst rendering down the fat. The more fat/moisture that is removed, the crispier they’ll be.
How long does it take to bake pepperoni chips?
I recommend a heat of 350F/180C for around 8-10mins. You don’t want to throw them into a roasting hot oven or they’ll just burn. Fairly low and slow is the way to go.
How do I know when my pepperoni chips are done?
The colour will deepen and they’ll begin to stop foaming. You’ll see them visibly crispy and they’ll have shrunk in size. Just make sure they’re crispy right through the centre, not just on the outside.
They’ll be somewhat crispy fresh out the oven, but will crisp up a lot more as they cool. I like to rest them on a wire rack for the cool air to circulate around them. You can also use paper towels to soak up excess fat.
Can I use Salami instead?
Yep! You may just need an extra couple of minutes as salami slices tend to be ever so slightly bigger.
Can I make these ahead of time?
They are at their crispiest fresh out the oven, but you can allow them to completely cool then store in an airtight container for 1-2 days. If you’re doing this just make sure you do pat them dry after they’re baked, just to get rid of excess fat/moisture.
Serving Pepperoni Chips
These are great as part of an Antipasti board, but just as good with a dip. I love Garlic and Herb, but Marinara Dip or Even Pizza Sauce work really well! For more inspiration check out all my Delicious Dips.
How to make Pepperoni Chips (Full Recipe & Video)
Pepperoni Chips (Actually Crispy!)
- 1-2 Baking Trays
- Wire Rack & Paper Towels
- Plastic Spatula/Turner
Ingredients (check list):
- 24 slices of Pepperoni, or as many/little as you like!
- Pre heat oven to 350F/180C.
- Spread pepperoni slices out 1-2 baking trays.
- Bake for 8-10mins, or until crispy right through the centre. You can take one out to test.
- Allow to completely cool then tuck in. They will crisp up further as they cool!
Quick 1 min demo!
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