Ripe Plantain Chips

Ripe Plantain Chips

Servings

4

Prep

15 min

Cook

15 min

Ingredients

Newly ripe plantain 1
Vegetable oil 1 cup (for frying)
Salt 1 tsp
Dry red pepper 1 tsp

If you know me, you know I have a sweet tooth. Falz said that his own weakness is red oak plantain chips. My lovely parents, bless their hearts, bring me about 3 months’ supply when they visit. This is what I have for breakfast every day. Plantain chips and a delicious cup of Chobani.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is also possible to make your very own ripe plantain chips at home. I haven’t been able to get it as good as red oak’s yet, but it’ll do for the times I don’t have access to their product. 🙂

The key to making ripe plantain chips, is to use plantains that have just newly ripened. That way, the plantains are still hard enough to be crunchy but are already sweet.

Prep Step 🙁

  1. Peel the plantain. If you’ve never peeled one before, I have a video that shows how here.
  2. Sliced Plantains

    Sliced plantains

  3. You can cut the slices either by using a knife, or a vegetable slicer. Make sure to cut very thin slices, or you will only end up with dodo.
  4. Slicing Plantains for chips

    Sliced plantains

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Let’s fry some plantain chips 🙂

  1. Set your burner to medium and allow the oil to heat up.
  2. Add in the plantain slices one at a time and fry till golden brown.
  3. Frying Plantain chips

    Sliced plantains

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One Comment

  1. Lol @ the warning to slice the plantains thinly lest we end up with dodo. Valid point!

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