Platanutres (Plantain Chips)

READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Trim off both ends from each of the plantains with a sharp knife, then make a few slits through the skin the length of each plantain. Push your thumb between the skin and the flesh and pry skin away from flesh. It will come off in pieces, like bark from a tree. Trim off any woody fiber stuck to plantains. Slice plantains crosswise into thin rounds.
  • Pour oil into a large heavy skillet to a depth of 1/2'', then heat to 350° on a candy thermometer over medium-high heat. Add plantain slices a few at a time to the oil to prevent them from sticking to one another, and fry them in batches until lightly golden and crisp, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer plantain chips with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Season to taste with salt while still hot.