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Have you ever tried salty Plantain Chips? Also known as “Chifles”? This is our favorite snack! I was so happy when I found plantains available at the grocery store. I was a bit hesitant to make them, but since my son loves them soooo much, I figured I should give it a try.
You will need banana plantains (they look just like bananas but they are green and a little bit longer), oil and salt.
Heat up vegetable oil in a pan, enough to cover them. Almost as if they were going to be deep fried.
Peel the plantains, you won’t be able to do it like a banana. It is easier to make a cut along with a sharp knife. Then open the sides. Once they are peeled, slice them using a knife or a mandolin. The thinner the better, as they will be crunchier.
When frying them, make sure to not throw them randomly because they will stick together. Set them in carefully and let them cook for a minute or so. With a spatula turn them and let them cook on the other side.
Have a plate with paper towels ready to remove the oil excess. Do another batch right away. Do not let them cool completely before adding some salt, we love for the salt to “melt” on the chifles, it’s more flavorful that way.
Enjoy them as a snack, appetizer or along with your favorite meal.
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