Plantains chips make an absolutely delicious snack. I used to spend an absolute fortune buying plantain crisps from markets but now make my own as they are quick to make too.
All across West Africa, fried plantains are served as snacks or starters and as a side dish to foods such as jollof rice, roast chicken or grilled fish. Sometimes they are served as the mains to mop up some peanut or bean stew.
The green ones are unripe (but can still be cooked with), the yellow ones are firm and sweeter and the black ones are super ripe and very sweet when cooked.
For this recipe you are looking to use green, unripe plantains. Basically you slice them thinly, salt and fry them and serve with a dip. I tend to use guacamole, a salsa or a yoghurt dip with them.
So please try these plantain chips or my other fried plantain recipe and please leave a comment below about how you like yours.
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- 3 raw plantains
- Oil for frying
- Peel and thinly slice plantains.
- Salt them and mix very well.
- Heat some oil for deep frying.
- Fry the plantains in batches till they are golden on one side then turn them over and fry the other side.
- Note that the second side cooks much quicker than the first side.
- Serve by themselves or with a dip.