Salty and Spicy Plantain Chips

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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 🙂

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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 🙂

Salty and Spicy Plantain Chips
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Serves: 12
  • 4 Medium ripe plantains
  • 1tsp Cameroon pepper(pepper flakes works)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  1. Wash your plantains and pat dry. Peel the skin and slice it using a mandolin or a potato peeler
  2. 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



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