The next time you’re looking for a quick (and I mean QUICK!!), easy and delicious side dish for your Latin inspired meals, remember this one.
Then go buy plantains. Then turn on your stove. Then enjoy them 10 minutes later.
Oh, and tune in later today (more specifically, 5PM today) for a bonus post!
Fried Plantain Chips
2 firm, semi-ripe plantains
canola or vegetable oil (enough to just fill the bottom of your skillet)
juice from 1 lime
Cut plantains in half, then slice skin vertically without piercing the plantain to help peel skin off. Cut plantains on an angle, about 1/4 inch thick.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Place plantain slices in – just enough to line bottom of pan (you will probably repeat this step a few times). Flip them once they turn golden and cook for another few minutes.
Remove chips from pan and place on paper towel lined plate. Immediately squeeze lime juice on top and sprinkle salt.
Serve right away or store in air tight container once they are cool (they can be reheated in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes).