Monday, March 14, 2011

Plantain Chips

I saw this done a long while ago and thought what a genius idea! Its soooo good and HEALTHY too!

PLANTAIN CHIPS


3 plantains--fairly green/ripe
1 teaspoon sea salt (about!)

canola oil

Peel the plantains using a knife [they will not peel easily the "normal" way being so green] then slice them very thin with a mandolin or the slice side of a box grater. Pour oil in heavy duty [I like using my cast-iron pan] pan until 3/4 to 1 inch thick and heat up to 350 degrees (med to med-high). Place slices in the oil carefully, and "fry" them for 3 to 5 minutes. If you want them more crispy--keep them in for more like 5 minutes. Don't let them "burn" or turn brown in the oil, they won't have the same flavor. Remove the chips and place on paper bag [to soak up the oil] and immediately sprinkle with sea salt. They are ready right away! Enjoy!

8 comments:

CarinE said...

Mmm...looks yummy....does it taste like banana chips?

Maranda said...

My mom-in-law makes a version of these. Puerto Ricans call them "tostones." I really like them with ketchup.

Carolyn said...

CarinE--Sort of! Little different flavor than banana, but in the same category. Hard to describe--just gotta try!

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

What a great little snack! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Chris said...

Thank you for the lovely recipe, it is my favorite. I wish the stores don't add sugar and add salt instead it will taste good. I am definitely going to try this recipe out. Thanks. Chris.

Taryn L. McCracken said...

Looks delicious! I have never heard of a plantain and I want to try one!!

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Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

I love plantain chips... i can never get the salt to stick, but they taste great anyway!

Melissa said...

Found you through welcome Wednesday! I am really wishing I had seen this before the two plantains sitting on my counter went black. Haha hubby said they had to be ripe to make chips. Oops!

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