Green Plantain Chips

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a Snack with Drinks
    • Difficulty


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Recipes from Brixton Village

By Miss South

Published 2014

  • About

Green plantains are much starchier and drier in texture than their ripe yellow cousins. The best way to think of it is that green plantain are a vegetable similar to the potato or yam. They are particularly delicious fried as a snack and are eaten this way throughout Africa and South America.


  • 2 green plantains
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and black pepper


Cut the ends off the plantains with a very sharp knife. Then run the knife down the peel from top to bottom making sure you don’t score the flesh inside. Crack the peel back with your thumbs and peel it away in strips. Slice the plantains into rounds as thick as a pound coin.

Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan to 75–80°C. Once a cube of bread sizzles in the hot oil and turns brown wit