Che Chips

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Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

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Here’s a great Cuban dish that I’ve named after the iconic revolutionary, Che Guevara. I’ve also tried making the chips with ripe bananas instead of plantain, and left out the salt and served them, on vanilla ice cream. - fantastic! Serve with drinks.


  • sunflower oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 ripe plantains, peeled and cut diagonally into 1cm (½ in) slices
  • salt, to sprinkle


  1. Pour enough oil into a large saucepan to come halfway up the sides. Heat the oil until the temperature on a cook’s thermometer reaches 190°C/375°F or a small nugget of plantain goes pale gold in about 45 seconds when dropped into the oil.
  2. Working in batches, deep-fry the plantain pieces, turning them over once or twice while cooking. They will take 3-6 minutes