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Ghana Chin Chin (Chips)

Ghana Chin Chin (Chips) - widely popular fried pastry chips in West Africa with a Ghana twist featuring strong notes of onions, garlic and a little bite from the white pepper. If you're a sweet tooth like me, add a hint of sugar for an extra tasty and addictive chin-chin.
Course Snacks
Cuisine African
Keyword chin chin, chips, fried snack, quick and easy
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 670kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 1/2 cups (440 grams all-Purpose flour) plus more for dusting and rolling.
  • 1 1 /2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup (4 oz. /125grams / 8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup grated onion
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (125ml) milk plus more about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoon sugar optional
  • Oil for frying


  • Using a mixer or by hand mix the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, nutmeg and white pepper
  • Add the butter to the flour and mix well until the butter is well incorporated with the flour.
  • Add minced garlic, onions, milk and egg into the mixture. Keep mixing until you have formed a sticky dough ball
  • Dump the dough ball onto a floured surface and knead, incorporating more flour into the dough as needed, until the dough is smooth, elastic, and even in color and no longer sticky. Chin-chin can be cut into many shapes and sizes
  • Divide dough in half. On a floured board roll each half about 1/6 inches thick. Just like linguine or fettuccine. You can make it easy by using a pasta machine if you have one available. Make shapes as desired.
  • Add oil (about 3 inches deep) to a heated skillet/sauce pan or my all time favorite Dutch oven that is over medium heat and bring it to 350 degrees.
  • Fry in hot oil until golden. Remove from oil, drain, and serve. You can store this in an airtight container for up to a month.


Serving: 200g | Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 5.3mg