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
Mmm, nice! I have similar heritage and similar taste for plantain! Only ever had the chips fried though – such a great savoury treat!
I was thinking of you Karinna whilst writing the post. Knowing that you would have had these!
I would love to spend a week in your kitchen Dimple! You cook such varied and tasty things. Your friends and family are lucky people! 🙂
That’s a lovely compliment Karinna! Thank you! 🙂
A quick, crispy and deliscious idea! Great!
I am so pleased you like them Antonio!
These look delicious, Dimple! I love that you baked them. These would be my perfect afternoon snack 🙂
Mine too…I just finished them off after breakfast 🙂
Yay to the baked plantain chips :)))))
I’ve just finished them! They were gooood x
Sounds good! Can add over the breakfast cereal!
Yes but use sugar or maple syrup to coat or just plain!
Oh yes, good idea as well, thanks!
I will get some plantain from Indian grocery next time when I visit them!
As a South Indian, I could devour packets of fried banana chips (and I must confess, I do occasionally). A baked version is so welcome as I can have more of them. 🙂
I can imagine…I would do the same!
Looks so good Dimple!
Thank you Lori!
MMmmmm, yummy and healthy!! Perfect, darling! 🙂
They look so good! I still haven’t tried plantain, I really must! X
What a perfect snack, healthy and looks yummy!!! I would finish all of this in a moment – pure happiness!! xox
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!
Healthy! Nom nom nom..:)
How delicious! So great for snacking 😀
Hi Ada! Thank you! Missed you my friend x
How sweet of your dad to buy them for you during your pregnancy. Your story made me smile. 🙂
Aww Patty! I’m glad! Yes he is always feeding me! 😉
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! 🙂
Thank you Laura! You can add whichever spices and seasoning you fancy. So is versatile x
…now I have to find plantains! 😉
They looks delicious! I have never had plantain…what does it taste like?
Savoury baked banana?? I think x
Lovely recipe Dimple. Should the plantain be raw or semi ripe?
Thank you so much! Should be raw
I should try this!
You must! I’m sure you will love it x
wow! so good idea!!!
I’ve yet to try plantains. Dimple, but these sure look good.
Thank you John! It’s a must try!
Their crunchy look makes them an ideal snack for munching!
Indeed! They were scrummy and didn’t last long lol 😉
Love love plantains! Whenever I see them to buy I always do. Never tried baking them though, looking forward to trying! Thanks lovely 🙂 x
My pleasure Diana! Really hope you like them. Have a restful evening honey xx
is it green plantain or yellow one?
Hi Vandana..It was green plantain
This looks like something the munchkins should try! Thanks for sharing the baked version.
My pleasure! I hope they enjoy them!
Looks really good. Were they ripe sweet plantains? Or not so sweet. I have tried something similar with lotus root slices (= bhee in Sindhi) which also turned out great.
Hi Aneela..No not sweet..Just normal plantain..umm lotus root, sounds interesting..Have you got the recipe?
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.
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
These look awesome! Love plantains!
Thank you and welcome to Shivaay Delights…you’re more than welcome to come over and join us at the new vegetarian foodie group “Sharing food with Shivaay Delights”
Post your blog links there…get lots more followers!
Can’t wait to see you there
Regards D 🙂
Baked sounds great. We will have to try that sometime.
Chips of any kind are awesome! Thanks for the recipe share! Love from Melbourne!
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
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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!
Looks like a great unique snack 🙂
I love plantain chips and this baked recipe looks awesome! Will try it
Excellent Sandhya..hope you enjoy them 🙂