Plantain Slithers

Plantain slivers make a lovely snack food. They are very easy and quick to make and go well with a sweet chilli dip.

Preparation: 5 Minutes

Cooking: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large green plantain
  • oil for deep frying

Method

Method
  1. To Prepare: Slice along one side of the plantains skin and work the skin away from the flesh (like a banana but firmer). Place some water in a large bowl and set aside. Peel the plantain lengthwise with a peeler into long slithers, then place them in the water.
  2. To Cook: Heat some oil in a deep fryer, wok or saucepan to 180°c (test as above). Remove the plantain slithers form the water and dry them on kitchen paper or a dry clean kitchen towel. Cook the plantain in the hot oil in 2-3 batches for around 1 minute until they are crisp and slightly golden. Drain them on kitchen paper and serve or store them for up to 1 day in well sealed container.