Deep-Fried Green Plantain Chips


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    servings, at an optimistic guess (they go fast!)
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Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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These irresistible golden chips are a favorite snack in all Afro-Caribbean communities. Mariquitas play a role in Cuba and the remnants of the slave colonies very close to that of potato chips in the United States and are munched with great joy at home, on the street, or at the movies. It is crucial that the plantains be sliced wafer-thin, as thin as potatoes for chips. Unless you have terrific knife skills, the best tool is a French mandoline or one of those plastic mandoline-type g