Plantain Chips (Platanutres)

Total Time
50mins
Prep
35 mins
Cook
15 mins

Plantains are a member of the banana family and look like large bananas. They are hard and starchy when green, and are used much like a potato. They turn yellow, and then black, as they ripen. This is a yummy way to fix them! Prep time includes soaking time.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Peel plantain, and diagonally cut into 1/8 inch slices.
  2. Combine the water and salt in a large bowl, stirring until salt disolves; add plantain slices.
  3. Cover and let stand 30 minutes.
  4. Drain plantain slices well, and pat dry.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet; add plantain slices and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until tender, but not brown.
  6. Drain well on paper towels.
  7. Mash each plantain slice with the bottom of a glass cup.
  8. Pour oil to depth of 2-inches; heat till good and hot.
  9. Fry plantains, a few at a time, until golden brown; drain on paper towels.
  10. Serve plantain chips with Plantain Dip.
  11. Plantain Dip: Combine all ingredients in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously.
  12. Chill at least 2 hours.
  13. Shake just before serving.
  14. Yield: 1/2 cup.