Plantain Chips

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Gate Easy Vegetarian Cookbook

By Adrian Daniel and Michael Daniel

Published 2007

  • About

Plantains are not often found in supermarkets but you can get them in West-Indian or African shops. We often use these crispy fried slices as a tasty garnish for soups and casseroles. They are also good with crudités, dips, and chilli sauces.


  • plantains 2 (medium-ripe), peeled
  • plain flour
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • sea salt, to serve


  1. Cut the plantains into slices 3–5mm (⅛-¼in) thick.
  2. Put some flour in a shallow bowl. Dip the plantain slices in the flour and reserve them on a plate.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan until almost smoking. Drop in the plantain slices in small batches at a time, and deep-fry for 3–4 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. Place the chips on kitchen paper