Chin-chin (chips) is a widely fried pastry chips in West Africa with a Ghana twist featuring lots of onion, garlic and a little taste of white pepper


  1. Flour
  2. Butter
  3. 2-3 garlic cloves
  4. ⅓ cup grated onion
  5. 1 large egg
  6. ½ cup (125ml) milk plus more about 2 tablespoons
  7. 2 tablespoons sugar
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Nutmeg
  10. Oil for frying


  1. Using a mixer or by hand mix the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, nutmeg and white pepper
  2. Add the butter to the flour and mix well until the butter is well incorporated with the flour
  3. Add minced garlic, onions, milk and egg into the mixture until you have formed a sticky dough ball
  4. Dump the dough ball onto a floured surface and knead, adding more flour into the dough as needed until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky. Chin-chin can be cut into many shapes and sizes
  5. Divide dough into half. On a floured board roll each half about ¹/6 inches thick. You can make it easy by using pasta machine if one is available. Make shapes as desired
  6. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Remove from oil, drain and serve

NB: You can store in airtight container for up to a month

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