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This is the official start of my monthly recipe challenge. Where I will cook at least 1 recipe I have never cooked before a month. This month I already have two recipes planned. The first one is plantain chips.
Plantains are a member of the banana family, but they are nowhere near as sweet. Plantains are high in potassium, vitamin a, c, and are a good source of dietary fiber. They are native to the Caribbean and India, though are found if dishes from many different cultures. They can be grown year around. Unlike the banana they are usually be eaten cooked, because of their high starch content. They are usually baked, fried, or roasted and can be eaten at any stage of ripeness. The riper they are the sweeter they are.
Since I’m not the best cook I decide to start off with a simple recipe. It will take 30 minutes give or take to complete this recipe. You only need 3 ingredients, aluminum foil and a baking sheet. You only have to buy one plantain, so don’t worry if you think you won’t like it.
When I cooked mine I left them a little soft in the center. If you want them to be hard all the way through then you will need to cook them longer than 15 minutes. After the first 15 minutes be sure to check the plantain chips regularly, so they don’t burn. Also cook time will vary depending on how thick your slices are. I used a food slicer so mine were very thin.
- Olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Peal and slice the plantain(s) in to thin pieces (as thin as you can make them)
- Place the slices onto a pan, then brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake in oven for 15 min.
- Remove from oven and let them cool.
Later on this month I will be making cinnamon apple chips. Did you try this recipe? If so How did it turn out?