Plantain Chips (GREEN)

If you love my plantain recipes, you will enjoy these Fried Plantain Chips as everyday snacks! Make this healthy recipe from fresh green plantain fruits deep-fried to get crunchy goodness.

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This is also the perfect dish for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free foodies. Try this special recipe to learn how to cook it at home!

How to Make Green Plantain Chips

Put your green plantains to use by cooking these Fried Plantain Chips with me!

Ingredients

Here is a list of everything that you will need for this recipe.

Green plantains

Green plantains are unripe fruits that are best eaten cooked. Although they may look like bananas, they must be peeled and prepared differently because they are starchy fruits.

Adding these to your diet is good for your stomach, digestion, brain, heart, bones, and immunity! Deep frying is one of the best ways to cook green plantains. Moreover, it gives the fruit a flaky, caramelized, and mildly sweet quality.

Did you know you can also use these green plantains for porridge and fufu?

Spices

Use your favorite spices to season the plantain chips. You can make them sweet, salty, or even spicy! I suggest suya spice, paprika, pepper, cayenne pepper, chili flakes, and more. 

Oil

Fry the green plantains in oils with high smoke points to retain the nutrients and flavor. Very Well Fit suggests frying canola oil, peanut oil, and avocado oil. 

Trust me; you will love these fried plantain chips for quality snack time. These ingredients are affordable, accessible, and good for your health. Indeed, there is no reason not to make these life-changing fried plantain chips!

how to peel green plantain

Directions

You are going to enjoy making these Green Plantain Chips. 

  1. Use a knife to peel the green plantain, cutting off the edges and ridges and removing the skin.
  2. Slice it into thin pieces using the V-Blade Slicer or a knife.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium fire.
  4. Fry the plantains until golden and crispy.
  5. Toss them in the oil using a slotted turner for even browning.
  6. Then, transfer the contents to a lined plate. 
  7. Season it with suya spice, salt, pepper, paprika, and more.
  8. Sprinkle the seasoning using a sieve to distribute the particles evenly.
  9. Once contented with the flavor, serve and enjoy!

How do you love your Fried Plantain Chips? Eat these instead of processed junk food and live a healthier and happier lifestyle! 

Tips

Make the best Green Plantain Chips every time you cook them by taking note of these tips. 

Plantains

Selection. Unripe green plantains should be green and firm without soft spots or bruises. You can also make this recipe using ripe plantains for a sweeter taste. 

Storage. Green plantains should be stored at room temperature. Alternatively, they can be peeled and sliced, and frozen for several weeks or months. You can fry them straight from the freezer!

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Fried Plantain Chips Variations

Make each batch of these green plantain chips unique using different spices such as paprika, chili flakes, suya spice, cinnamon powder, salt, onion powder, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and more. Moreover, you can cook fried plantain chips in an air fryer or oven. 

Air fryer

For oil-free green plantain chips, air fry the plantains.

  1. Preheat the air fryer.
  2. Arrange a single layer of plantain slices in the air fryer basket.
  3. Then, air fry for four minutes on each side at 200°C.
  4. Once content with the doneness, remove them from heat. 

Oven

According to Downshiftology by Lisa Bryan, you can bake green plantains by following these steps.

  1. First, preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Distribute the slices on a lined baking tray.
  3. Then, season with your preferred spices.
  4. Finally, cook these for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked. 
  • Deep frying pan: Cook the green plantains in a pot.
  • V-Blade Slicer: Slice the green plantain in different shapes and sizes with the V-Blade Slicer.
  • Knife: Peel and chop the fruits using a knife.
  • Slotted turner: Toss the chips in the oil for even doneness.
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How to Serve Fried Plantain Chips

Fried plantain chips are delicious on their own, especially when seasoned well. They can also be served as appetizers, desserts, or refreshments for celebrations.

Additionally, you can enjoy these snacks with stew, dips, and sauces, such as:

Ketchup

Mayonnaise

Fried Stew

Guacamole

Agoyin Stew 

A handful of these green plantain chips can make a great daily snack for adults and children at least seven years old. I suggest turning these fruits into:

Green Plantain Porridge – babies and toddlers love it. 

Plantain Fufu – a side dish that will make your favorite soups and stews taste better

Here are some of the best drinks and juices you will enjoy with this snack:

Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Store fried plantain chips in resealable bags at room temperature for up to four days.

make ahead

In the fridge: Seal the chips in a resealable bag or airtight container and refrigerate them to extend their shelf life to a week. 

To freeze: Freeze these snacks in freezer bags for up to three months. You can also do this storage hack for raw and peeled green plantains. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are plantain chips made from?

You can make fried plantain chips with green or yellow plantains and spices deep-fried until crispy. The seasoning can be sweet, spicy, or salty, depending on your preference.

Why are my plantain chips not crunchy?

If the plantain chips are not crunchy, it may be due to the oil’s temperature. The oil should be hot enough to sizzle when deep frying the plantains.

What are fried plantain chips called?

Fried plantain chips are also called “chifles”!

Are green plantain chips healthy? 

Yes, green plantain chips are healthy because they are made of organic fruits packed with essential vitamins and nutrients. These snacks can curb your craving for junk food for a better lifestyle. 

Which plantain is best for plantain chips?

Green plantains make excellent chips because of their mild sweetness, but you can also use the ripes ones for Sweet Plantain Chips

fried plantain chips recipe

Fried Plantain Chips

5 from 1 vote
Enjoy healthy snacking by making delicious, crispy, and flavorful Fried Plantain Chips!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine African
Calories 272kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 green plantains
  • seasoning (salt, paprika, or chili) optional
  • oil (enough to deepfried)

Instructions
 

Prepare the green plantain

  • Peel the green plantain by cutting off the edges and the ridges and removing the skin.
  • Slice it into thin pieces using the V-Blade Slicer or a knife.
  • You can also do them in flat and long pieces.

Fry

  • Heat the oil over medium fire.
  • Fry the plantains until golden and crispy.
  • Toss them in the oil using a slotted turner for even browning.
  • Then, transfer the contents to a lined plate.

Season the chips

  • Season it with suya spice, salt, pepper, paprika, and more.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning using a sieve to distribute the particles evenly.
  • Resealable plastic bags and season them by shaking them.

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Notes

  • Plantain chips can be made using ripe yellow ones or unripe green plantains.
  • You can also air fry or bake plantains, especially if you don’t want to use much oil.
  • Freeze the raw and sliced plantains and fry them directly from the freezer.
  • The chips can also be seasoned in a resealable bag by shaking spices with the plantains.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 (of 2)Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 771mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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