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Homemade Plantain Chips

This recipe is the perfect healthy plantain snack, no salt, no additives whatsoever and you know exactly what goes into it. Hassle free just 2 ingredients 😊.

Plantain chips fried in olive oil


  • Unripe/green plantain (I used 4 plantains). 3 servings of the bowl in the picture above. For the recipe please use unripe plantain, using ripe plantain will result in mashy results as the peel/crisp won't hold.

  • 1/3 litre of extra virgin oil. This is a healthier option for my personal preference, you can use sunflower oil for a cheaper option. Because extra virgin oil is a bit pricey, I opted to shallow fry and not deep fry.

Cooking Method

  • Peel the unripe using a potato peeler. When you get to the seeds, it's a bit hard to peel so you can just fry a thicker chip.

  • Heat the olive oil on medium. If the oil is too hot, it will immediately burn the crisp, we want a yellow to yellow brown colour and not dark brown chip.

  • Once the oil is heated, add enough peels to the pan but not too much so they all cook evenly and quicker.

  • It should take 30 seconds to 1 minute to fry a batch.

Enjoy this snack on its own or with your favourite dip. It' perfect with guacamole.


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