Real life…I’m addicted to plantain chips.
When Brian and I go on our weekly (ok let’s be honest, biweekly) Trader Joe’s trips we grab at least 3 bags of these beauties. They are the perfect crunchy, salty snack that are dangerously addicting. To be completely honest, I banned myself from buying them for some time because I legit. could not. control myself.
We’ve been shopping at Trader’s for many years now and we still comment on how great the prices are at checkout. These chips only run you about 3 bucks a bag but I thought it would be fun to try to make them at home. Plus, I had a mandolin I was dying to use.
Peel the plantains, slice them up, toss with oil, s+p and whatever spices you prefer. Get crazy. Try cumin, cinnamon, or some red pepper flakes and bake until GBD. These are great with guacamole, hummus, served alongside a sandwich or on top of a salad for added crunch.
2 green plantains
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut off the ends of the plantains and score from top to bottom on ridges. Remove peel. Use mandolin to slice plantain 1/16″ thick. Toss in coconut oil and season with salt. Place plantains in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown.