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#SabrosoSaturday: Baked Plantain Chips

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health.

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My mother grew up in an era when women were establishing themselves. They no longer defined themselves as homemakers and caregivers. In fact, it distressed them to be called so! As a result, my mother avoided any duty that lumped her into those roles, including cooking. I didn’t witness a woman’s love of cooking till I was in my teens but by then my mother’s attitude had been instilled.

As I got older and moved out on my own, I realized I was at a great disadvantage. I didn’t know how to shop for food and I didn’t know how to cook. Thankfully, ,I had wonderful friends who would did it for me! Even my first candlelight dinner with my son’s father was cooked by a friend. All I did was place it on the plates.

As I’ve grown, I’ve learned how much I truly missed. The thrill of making a home cooked meal is intoxicating! The joy of seeing a loved ones eyes light up as they bite into a morsel you created can not be replaced by a store brought meal. As my little one told me just this week, “It’s the love you put in it that makes it special.” He’s right. That love can’t be brought but it can be learned. I am a testament to that!

So today, I bring you a versatile side dish that can be made in the blink of an eye. Although normally fried, I bake it. It can be used as a side for pasta dishes, seafood, chicken and salads. It can also be eaten alone as a snack while watching a movie or spending time with friends. It goes perfectly with milk or with a bottle of sweet wine.

It is also chock full of Vitamin A, C, B6 and folate. Don’t believe me? Check out this article!

Till next week, eat hearty, eat healthy and eat well!  

¡Buen provecho! 

Plantains

  

Baked Plantain Chips

Ingredients

  • 2 Green Plantains
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • PAM

 Preparation

 1. Cut the ends of the plantain off, as shown below.

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2. Slice the plantain in the center, as shown below.

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3. Peel the plantain skin off, as shown below. Remove all the skin and toss.

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 4. Slice the plaintain into thin slices, as shown below.  

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5. Spray PAM onto a baking tray. Arrange sliced plantains in the tray, making sure they are not stacked on top of one another. Spray PAM on top of the plantain and season to taste.

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6. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes on one side. Turn and bake for another 10-15 minutes depending on how crispy you like the plantain.

7. Remove, place on a platter and enjoy!

Plaintain Chips

  

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Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share?  It’s easy!

If you are a blogger,  you can share a sabroso/tasty recipe you have posted this week on your blog by adding a DIRECT  link to it below.

If you do not blog but have a Latinalicious recipe that you would like to share, shoot me an e-mail at MsLatina (AT) latinaonamission.com with “Sabroso Saturday” in the Subject line. If I am able to make it at home and my family enjoys it, I will feature it!   

Readers can view linked-up recipes by clicking on their names below.

Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mirna April 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Que rico!!! In Argentina, We don’t eat plantains but when I got to United States I just felt in love with tostones!!
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2 Mirna April 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Que rico!!! In Argentina, We don’t eat plantains but when I got to United States I just felt in love with tostones!!
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3 Small Footprints April 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

We adore plantains and your recipe looks especially good … and easy. Thanks for sharing it! :-)
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4 Tracy López April 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Yum! Last year I came across a similar recipe from Africa using unripe green bananas. They are really good! I’ll have to try with green plantains now.

5 OfeliaNJ April 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm

LOVE THIS! Any excuse for plantains is a good reason for me – and baking is probably safer than splattering in a pan. Can we use some mashed garlic for dipping?
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6 Melanie ModernMami.com April 4, 2011 at 6:52 am

I love platanos! Never tried making chips, but love to eat platanutres! Do these come out similar to tostones?

7 Marcela April 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Yummy! Love this recipe and will definitely try this!!!
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8 Milly April 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I have to admit. I loved every bit of these. I thought they were going to taste bland but to my surprise they tasted better than fried. I also played with the thickness of them and love the fact that I can slice them really thin and take them along as a snack/chip or a thicker and have as part of dinner. Thank you!

9 Patty April 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Fantastic recipe! I love the pictures! :)
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10 Betty July 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I have to try this recipe. Love fried plaintains but this would make such a healthy snack. thanks!

11 Denise (Mugsy5808) July 28, 2011 at 2:36 am

I’ve always loved Platanos. Love this recipe too ! <3

12 Tara L October 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Yum, I have never tried these before but they look so yummy. Next time I go to the grocewry store I am going to buy some and make them. I like that you bake them instead of frying that helps make them even mnore heatlhy, thanks for sharing!!

13 ellen October 31, 2011 at 2:49 am

You know I have seen plantains but never knew what to do with them… never have baked fried or done anything before. I like making my own snacks and I am wondering if you can sprinkle either sugar or salt on them?

14 sunshine April 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Mmmmmm…love love tostones!!! Thats as much as my spanish goes. Yes, the food! hahahahaha

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15 Betty September 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

Thank you for sharing this recipe – I appreciate your comments about growing up in a time when cooking, or doing housework in general was not valued. Love the simplicity of fixing this healthy food and truly regret that I’m left distressed that I haven’t known how easy it would be to prepare.

16 judy gardner October 16, 2013 at 10:48 pm

i have seen banana chips but not these before. they sound really easy to make!

17 Mer October 18, 2013 at 10:39 am

This does look easy and delicious! These would make a great snack to keep around.

18 Blessie Nelson October 21, 2013 at 12:11 am

I totally love these chips! Such a wonderful idea! You could also dip plantain in sweet flour batter and fry them up and serve as fritters!

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