I fried these plantain chips and within seconds they disappeared. Lately, my ajebutters have been having their friends over and they have been enjoying the little snacks I make.
Anyway, I had some ripe plantains which I did not want to leave to go bad, but I really did not know what to do with them. It so happened that my ajebutters had their friends over and I wanted to make them a snack. I looked in my kitchen and there were the plantains screaming “fry me, fry me!” I thought to myself “I no dey fry dodo for these oyinbo children oh before them think say I dey crase!” I kept thinking and roaming the kitchen and boom! “chips!” I went for the plantains, hoping that they won’t be too soft and “Glory to GOD!” they felt great to the touch i.e. not too hard and not too soft. So, I sliced them and fried them up. I had meant to season mine with the salt and pepper, but I forgot and seasoned all and to my amazement and utter happiness, the kids ate the whole bowl of plantain chips. I wish I took a picture of that empty bowl. I had a few and I sreamed “Tamuno!” (GOD in Ijaw). As for the kids, they did not even mind the spices 🙂
These plantain chips are the absolute perfect snack; especially for when the weather gets cold. It is the perfect small chop for any party and the perfet bar snack. Imagine a cold bottle of beer or a glass of wine with these plantain chips; kaii!! taste bud heaven eh.
If you do not have Cameroon pepper, you could try chili flakes. It would still taste delicious
Here is to you making your own bowl 🙂
- 4 Medium ripe plantains
- 1tsp Cameroon pepper(pepper flakes works)
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
- Wash your plantains and pat dry. Peel the skin and slice it using a mandolin or a potato peeler
- Heat oil to 350 degrees and fry the plantain in batches making sure to stir continuously to prevent burning. Fry until golden brown but not burnt. Pour unto a paper towel to drain. Season with salt and pepper(toss) while still hot and set aside