Chifles - Fried Plantain Chips

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Beth Renzetti

By
@elmotoo

A popular snack in South America. Use yellow-green plantains, not the very ripe yellow-black ones. Serve with guacamole or just eat them!

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Serves:
2
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

2
green-yellow plantains
vegetable oil for frying
salt to taste

How to Make Chifles - Fried Plantain Chips

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cut off both ends of the plantains, and remove peel/skin. You may need to slice the peel open lengthwise with a knife. Work carefully because plantains can stain skin and clothes.
  • 2Using a mandoline or sharp knife, slice plantains crosswise into very thin slices. about 1-2 mm.
  • 3Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat.
  • 4When the oil is hot (about 360 degrees), fry several slices of plantain at a time until golden, 2-3 minutes.
  • 5Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with salt to taste.

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About Chifles - Fried Plantain Chips

Course/Dish: Chips
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #South American