Light and crispy baked plantain chips with only 1 gram of fat per serving, a wonderful alternative to other not so lean snack foods ;)
Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. It is used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries.
difficulty level: beginner
- mandolin makes this a breeze! but you can do this with a knife
what you need:
- 1 green plantain. you can find this in latin grocery stores and most health food stores. only buy them green for this recipe.
- cooking oil spray
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp salt
what to do:
- preheat oven to 400 degrees bake
- line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil.
- slice plantains as thin as humanly possible, on a mandolin i set this to the lowest setting which is less then 1/16" thick. yes you can do this with a knife as i mentioned, but it will be more time consuming.
- layer plantain slices on greased parchment in single layer.
- lightly spray with oil
- put into oven for 8 minutes
- take out of oven, remove pieces that look ready and return plantains to oven for 2 more minutes.
- again take out of oven , remove done pieces, return to oven for 2 more minutes; repeat this until all chips are done
- put all chips in a bowl, sprinkle with salt onion powder and smoked paprika
- serve with salsa or guacamole of choice :)