Smoked Paprika Plantain Chips ~ BAKED!!!

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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!

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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

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INGREDIENTS

2 large plantain, peeled, thinly sliced
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ to 1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp salt or to taste

METHOD

• 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

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• Lay the slices of plantain on the tray and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes.  Turn them over half way

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• 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

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• Eat as soon as possible, but they will keep for a day in an airtight container

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64 thoughts on “Smoked Paprika Plantain Chips ~ BAKED!!!

  1. Oh Dimple! I love plantains. I like them sweet, fried, baked, savory..etc. But I’ve never had them with Paprika. What a wonderful idea. This is such a treat!

  2. Delicious recipe, Dimple! A friend of mine from Thailand once did some plantain chips for me, it was a wonderful tasty surprize. Great idea to add some paprika! 🙂

  3. Love love plantains! Whenever I see them to buy I always do. Never tried baking them though, looking forward to trying! Thanks lovely 🙂 x

      • Some day I will do a proper post on it…but simple. I get dehydrated lotus root slices which I soak in hot water for 1 hour. Then dry, spread out like you did with oil, salt, etc. Bake same as your plantains. Yum. Some become very crisp some are still soft in the center both are yum.

  4. I’ve never actually eaten a plantain. They sound and look really interesting… I love the seasonings that you’ve added here! Crispy and delicious. A healthy twist, too! I need to try these Dimple! xxx

  5. I’ve always wanted to try plantain but have been a little intimidated by them for some silly strange reason! But seeing this has just made me want to rush off to the market nearby Brixton to get me some of these wonderful plantains!! XxxX

  6. It is so amazing that one person’s childhood memory is another person’s foody discovery: I am sure I have NEVER had plantain chips. They look so fabulous! I can certainly find them and must give these a try!

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