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Plantain Chips

Course Appetizers
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 1 hand green plantain
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste garnish with seasonings to your liking, chadon beni , or garlic


  • Cut off both ends of the plantain and make a mark on the skin. Bring some water to boil. Turn off the flame and add the plantains. Leave for 2 -3 minutes until the skin changes colour. Remove the skin.
  • Note: Submerging the plantains in hot water allows for easier removal of the skins. I usually remove the skins under a flowing tap.
  • Slice the plantains thinly. Wash the plantain, add more water and refrigerate for 1 hour. Drain and pat dry with a cloth.
  • Note: You have to dry every single chip and make sure none of them stick to each other. Place in a large pot then add enough oil to cover the plantain chips. Fry on a low flame until golden and floats. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle salt to taste.