You'll need green plantains for the chips that are not very sweet. Now if you are anything like me you'll have to buy the green plantains the day you plan to make them. I usually wait too long after I buy the plantains and then I have to use them as a sweet dessert because the are now yellow! Don't get me wrong I love the ripe plantains too! Yumm. The hardest thing about making them is probably peeling the green plantains. You start by cutting off each end, then with the tip of a knife slice through the skin down the length of the plantain. You might be able to see in the photo where I still had some difficulty, but won out in the end ripping off that green skin!
I used my fairly new mandolin to thinly slice into discs. It worked well to slice them thin because they cooked quickly and were nice and crispy just the way we like them. They are pretty dry so you don't have to do anything to them first.
In a large skillet with some good size sides I heated up some oil, you might want to use an oil that can take heat pretty well, like canola or peanut oil. I just received some coconut oil I think I will try next time I make these. Anyway fry them until they brown slightly and cooked through, if they are too thick they will still be ofte in the middle. Keep an eye on them because before you know it they will become too brown.
Spread them out on a tray lined with paper towel to collect any extra oil. At this time you can salt or season them. I used a little chipotle powder and salt on mine, but Wade liked his plain.
They were actually fine with a little salt which sorta slipped off anyway so they were pretty much plain, but good! If you want you can find a dip that would go well with them, like mayo and chipotle pepper or sriracha sauce. Or mayo chipotle-lime! Or go with a mango chutney!
I couldn't tell you how well these will store because they didn't last we ate them all!
Crispy and tasty treat Lyndsey! We get these ready to eat chips in abundance in India. Shall try out the recipe from here.ReplyDelete
Looks like banana crips available here...yummy!ReplyDelete
Definitely will try this. We love to carry with them as a snack when we are cycling. DianeReplyDelete
Oooh I miss them so much. Try them with garlic and lime.ReplyDelete
I've never seen the chips in the store but plantains are great and this is a must try! Yum!!!ReplyDelete
I've always wanted to try something with a plantain but have never even bought one. I'll have to try chips!!!ReplyDelete
School starts for me on Monday, how about you?
dude, with coconut oil I agree - I bet it would be awesomeReplyDelete
LOL! I love it when you don't know how long something will last...beyond the immediate gobble! That definitely means they're good! I bet I'd love these...I love any type of "chip"...and I like plantains in general, so why not!? YUM!ReplyDelete
These sound so good! There's a Puerto Rican restaurant in town that makes delicious fried sweet plantains, but they are not thin, rather more chunky. I love em!ReplyDelete
ils sont succulents ces chips, j'adoreReplyDelete
Oh I love snacking on this too!ReplyDelete
This are my favourite, too. I don't think I can stop eating once I start :DReplyDelete
look like banana chips over here, a lovely snack!ReplyDelete
These, of coz, won't last long! Everything going to end up in your belly in just a few minutes. haha.... We can easily buy this kind of tibits from the store over here. It's a very common tibits and it's also very cheap. Super cool that you make your own tibits at home! Have fun and enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
I did make these for my girls once, they did enjoy them! I have to write this in my menu book idea, so I remember to make them again...thanks for he inspiration!ReplyDelete
yumm, they look delicious. i would like mine with some chipotle powder too,. i think, and may be some lime juice. nice way to use up green plantains.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this great method on how to make these ... we get lots of plantains here so this is a great way to use them ! I agree with you about the peeling part, though .... ugh ! Hope you're having a lovely weekend ...ReplyDelete
Lovely lovely chips Lindsey. I have always eaten store bought ones in India as they are so easily available in India, but I will make them at home here in the UK. ThanksReplyDelete
I want a bag of these now that I have looked at your photo. Guess since I've yet to see them up here I'll have to make my own. Funny, I can get the plantains but not the ready made chips.ReplyDelete
Oh I love these!!ReplyDelete
I was never really interested in plantain chips until I had some in a packet of mixed chips =] And they're so good! I could just keep eating them without stopping.....ReplyDelete
But if these are even better....! I must try these one day! Thanks for the tips =D
It won't last long in my home too. A good TV snack for me :PReplyDelete
Awesome! These must be so much better fresh than bagged, and your dipping ideas are just too appealing....great demo, I think I'll give these tropical treats a try :DReplyDelete
And since you make them for him yourself how special is that! So sweet of you!ReplyDelete
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What a wonderful snack, and a pretty exotic one at that. Love your suggestion for the different accompaniments. I could just imagine popping all of these in my mouth (in one shot LOL)ReplyDelete
Wow, homemade plantain chips...so crunchy and tasty :-)ReplyDelete
What a great idea instead of buying. The prep sounds like the hardest part. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I look forward to giving these a go.ReplyDelete