Recipe: Paleo Plantain Chips

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Blog, Blood Sugar, Bulletproof, Diet, Paleo, Recipes

Plantain chips are awesome.  They’re an excellent alternative to corn chips and  are super easy to make.  Plus they are paleo friendly.  If you don’t know what a plantain is they’re those big banana looking things usually found next to the bananas.  They’re a starpaleo-plantain-chipsch staple in many Caribbean countries and contain Vitamin A, C, B6, potassium and good amount of fiber.  Below is my recipe.

 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time  20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 plantains.  Greener is better as they are easier to cut and make crispy chips.

3-4 tbsp coconut oil.

Salt to taste

 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375F and place parchment paper or oil on baking sheet

Method 1: Cut plantains into 2-3 inch sections crosswise.  Slice perpendicular to plantain.  Peel each section.  Then slice each 3 inch section lengthwise which will make square looking chips.  Put into mixing bowl.

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Method 2: Cut the the ends off the plantains and then make a slice the entire length of the plantain.  Peel plantain.  Cut at an angle crosswise to make oval shaped chips. Put in mixing bowl.

And then:

Melt coconut oil in a saucepan and pour over sliced plantains.  Use your hands to coat plantains with the coconut oil.  Place plantains onto baking sheet.  Add salt.  Cook for 10 minutes and then flip chips over to insure crisping on both sides.  Cook another 10 minutes.  Periodically check the chips as many ovens produce unreliable temperature readings and you don’t want these babies to burn!

 

 

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