I can say this repeatedly- plantains are my best chips ever, the taste and the flavour are nothing to compare with other chips: you can even eat the raw ripe plantain and feel full for hours with no harm, they are naturally sweetened foods with healthy nutrition, however, they are perfect for kids lunch boxes.
Plantains are always easy to come by at any season, but the only thing that may discourage you from buying them could be the price tag especially those freshly ripe ones. Since they are healthy food loved by many including kids, you may still have to get them even with theexpensive price weight over this ripe looking fruit. Apart from using the ripe plantainfor chipe, the unripe (green) plantaincould be used too for thesame purpose, it has a different taste entirely and many people even prefer to use the unripe plantain for for this recipe instead.
Additionally, unripe plantain is also used for porridge; you can learn more on how to make unripe plantain porridge here. If you are making plantain chips for a business purpose (plantain chips for sale), you can decide to cut the slices into circular, square or diagonally, but you have to makeslices smaller than what you are seeng above. However, you can purchase a chip slicing machine from Konga, or jumia for a perfect and easy chip slicing.
I have earlier written on boiled plantain with vegetable sauce of which there are many ways you can prepare this delicious food; one of such ways is by frying them like potato chips.The fried form of plantain is commonly served with jollof rice, sweet stew and beans porridge (this is especially for those that love beans so much). Only a few restaurants include plantain chips in their menu, though you may see it being fried by some women by the road side, but I bet you, over soaked oil will definitely discourage you from buying it from them. The best you can do is to get the plantain and do the frying by yourself with a little vegetable oil at home. In this case, you just need the below recipes
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Ingredients for making plantain chips
- 5 ripe plantains
- 35cl of vegetable oil
- salt to taste
- 2 scotch bonnet peppers
- 1medium onion
- 2 eggs
- spring onions (optional)
- 1 Seasoning cube
Directions on how to fry plantain chips with egg sauce
- Wash the plantain before peeling the back to avoid sand or dirt.
- After peeling the back, slice the plantain diagonally and season with a little salt
- Heat up the vegetable oil on stove and add three sliced layers of onions to the oil when it is hot. Start by frying six slices of the plantains and proceed until you are done.
- To know if the chips are well fried, you will notice the colour changing to golden-brown, at this stage bring them out of the oil and drain with a colander
- Get four plum tomatoes, wash and chop into tiny sizes, while doing this, heat up the remaining oil you have earlier was used for plantain chips.
- Drop the chopped onions and tomatoes into the oil to be fried.
- After 5 minutes, add 1 seasoning cube salt to taste.
- Add the chopped vegetable if you are using that and stir the content; leave it to cook for 2 minutes on a medium heat.
- Take two eggs and whisk with a fork, add salt and other seasoning to egg and whisk it properly. Gently spread it over the vegetable on heat, using a frying spoon, turn the side facing up to the bottom to allow the egg to get set.
- Bring down from heat and serve with the fried plantain
Easy steps to prepare fried plantain chips with egg sauce
1. Wash plantains before peeling the back to avoid sand or dirt, after peeling the back, slice the plantain diagonally and toast slices with a little salt.
2. Heat up the vegetable oil on stove and add few sliced layers of onions to the oil when it has become hot. Start by frying few slices of the plantain and proceed until you are done with the rest.
3. To know if the chips are well fried, you will notice the colour changing to golden-brown, at this stage bring them out of the oil and drain with a colander or paper towel.
4. Get four ripe tomatoes, peppers and onion, wash and chop into tiny pieces, while doing this, heat up the remaining oil you have earlier used for plantain chips.
5. Drop the chopped onions, pepper and tomatoes into the oil to be fried.
6. After 5 minutes, add 1 seasoning cube and salt to taste.
7. Add the chopped vegetable if you are using that and stir the content; leave it to cook for 2 minutes on a medium heat.
8. Take two eggs and whisk with a fork, add a pinch of salt to the egg and whisk it properly. Gently spread it over the vegetable on heat, using a frying spoon, turn the side facing up to the bottom of the pot to allow the egg to set.
9. Stir the content gently, bring it off from heat, and serve with the fried plantain chips.
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