Growing up we were treated to plantain chips made by our parents. Matoke as we call it, as both my parents were born in Africa. It was prepared, sliced by hand and then deep fried. The result would be a hot soft fluffy chip! I have always loved them and remember my Dad buying packets of these chips in a range of flavours when I was pregnant for me to keep my energy levels up!
It was only last week that I spotted some plantain in our local supermarket. I knew instantly that I wanted to create something with them. So..I peeled them, sliced thinly in a food processor and set out to season and Bake! Yes BAKE! This way they remain healthy and I hardly used any oil! Have a go! It’s so easy and you get fresh hot healthy plantain chips to nibble on, what could be better?
Have a tremendous day! See you tomorrow! Much love D x
2 large plantain, peeled, thinly sliced
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ to 1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp salt or to taste
• Preheat the oven to 200°c/400°f. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper. I used my pizza trays
• In a large bowl put all the ingredients together and gently massage the oil, salt and paprika into the plantain
• Lay the slices of plantain on the tray and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Turn them over half way
• They will brown quickly so do keep an eye on them, they will start to crisp up and this will continue as they cool down
• Eat as soon as possible, but they will keep for a day in an airtight container