Baked Plantain Chips

Baked plantain chips are my new favorite snack!

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Author: Vered DeLeeuw
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 green plantain (6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the ends of the plantain, then peel it with a paring knife (plantains do not peel as easily as bananas, hence the need to use a knife).
  3. Slice the plantain as thinly and uniformly as you can (use a mandoline if you have one). Most recipes tell you to slice them on the diagonal, but I like them round.
  4. In a small bowl, toss the plantain slices with the olive oil and seasonings. Spread in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes per side, or until browned and crispy on both sides. Serve immediately – plantain chips lose their crispness after a few hours.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 164; Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 28g; Sugar: 12g; Sodium: 284mg;Fiber: 2g; Protein: 1g

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