Plantain Chips

Add this Latin American favorite snack food to your list of favorites in these fun-to-make munchables.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 5

3
large green (unripe) plantains, peeled and very thinly sliced
Vegetable oil
Salt

  • 1 Cover plantain slices with iced water. Let stand 30 minutes; drain and pat dry.
  • 2 Heat oil (1 to 1 1/2 inches) in 3-qt saucepan to 375°F. Fry 12 to 14 plantain slices at a time in oil about 2 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt.

Expert Tips

(Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)

Looking much like a banana, the plantain is sometimes referred to as a “cooking banana.” This large, firm fruit is perfect for slicing and frying.

Look for plantains near the bananas in the produce section of your favorite supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
790 mg
790 %;
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
32 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.