These are great chips! I had never really tried Plantains, and these are awesome! I think they will be a regular part of our snacking. So much so that I bought a fryer (probably not a great idea for my thighs, but hey, deep fried candy bars next?).
If you want a fryer and don’t plan to fry daily, this is a great option: Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer
- Oil for deep frying
- Put 2 inches of oil in a deep pan on the stove at medium high heat, bring to 350 degrees
- Use a mandolin slicer set to the thinnest setting to shave the plantain, yam, and beets
- Combine salt and cayenne together
- Fry as many slices as will fit without crowding, turn if necessary (total cooking time should be only about 2 minutes
- Remove with tons of slotted spoon
- Sprinkle with seasoning, and lime juice (optional)
- Serve immediately
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Gather up your stuff!
Cut it thin. If you have a mandoline slicer, I recommend using it. I did not when I first created this post, but I remedied that and boy is it helpful! I used a knife at first, then I flipped my cheese slicer upside down and rigged my own mandoline. Just call me the kitchen McGyver. If you need one, this looks like a good one, and it is cheap: Norpro Mandoline Slicer Grater with Guard
Heat your oil, and cook. Don’t put the food in without heating the oil first, or it will saturate and be greasy. Not good!