Plantains look like bananas and come from the same food family, but they are not eaten like a banana. They’re starchier and have less sugar and are not eaten raw. They pop up in a lot of Caribbean and Western African dishes and are usually fried or baked and added to savory meals.
You’ll find them in the fresh produce section, so next time you see them grab one or two. These plantain chips were sliced thinly, coated in melted coconut oil and sprinkled with salt. You can switch it up and use different spices for a different taste. A dash of cayenne I imagine would work great on these.
Watch them carefully when they cook, you may need to remove some earlier than others so they don’t burn.
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