Plantain chips are one of my guilty pleasures. They taste so good but the only bad thing is that they fry it. So one day I decided to make a healthy version of it. I was thinking that baking them would have a similar taste if I cut the plantain really thinly. And I was right, they tasted really good especially with the cilantro lime crema. So if you ever wanted to create a healthy version of plantain chips here it is!
1 Green Plantain (6 oz)
1 TB Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Cajun Spice
Yield: Serving for 2
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the ends of the green plantain, then peel it with a paring knife (plantains do not peel as easily as bananas, hence the need to use a knife).
- Slice the plantain as thinly and uniformly as you can. The thinner the better.
- In a small bowl, toss the plantain slices with olive oil, salt, and cajun. Spread in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake until browned and crispy on both sides, 8-10 minutes per side. Serve immediately – plantain chips lose their crispness after a few hours.