Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Spiced Plantain Chips – Making homemade plantain chips are quick and easy and better in that you can customize them with the spices you like.
I LOVE plantain chips, but then again I love anything made with plantains. I have a plethora of plantain recipes published here – both savory recipes with green plantains and sweet recipes with ripe plantains. I even have a Pinterest board that’s all about plantain recipes. Do you love plantains as much as I do? Then make sure you follow my Plantain Love board here!
Plantains are a much better snack than potato chips. Let’s check out all of the health benefits of plantains.
Plantain Health Benefits
- High in Potassium – giving you lots of energy, regulating hearty rhythm and organ function
- High in Fiber – helping in digestion and cholesterol control
- 40% of your daily Vitamin A – boosting your immune systems and helping in cell growth and wound healing
- High in Magnesium – helping to prevent osteoporosis, blood pressure regulation and calcium absorption
With all these health benefits, I am sure you are inspired to eat more plantains. Plantain chips are one of the most user friendly plantain recipes in that everyone loves this munchable snack!
Green Plantains can be difficult to peel if you’ve never cooked with them before. I have tried to be as detailed as possible in the instructions. Stay tuned..I will soon publish a video demonstrating the process…
This is another Food Blogger Recipe Swap from Veena’s Veg Nation. She has a great assortment of Indian Vegetarian Recipes plus a bunch of droolworthy baking desserts! Do check out her site for some Vegetarian inspiration! To go with my plantain selection I selected her Plantain Chips recipe.
I am always the last person to hop onto kitchen gadget trends – I do not have an Instant Pot nor an Air Fryer. She made hers in the Air Fryer, so her version is a bit healthier. Check out her recipe for the healthier version! I made a slight change to the spices used as I just love za’atar. Want to try another version with za’atar but made with ripe plantains instead? Check out this Tunisian Street Food here!
Spiced Plantain Chips
- 3 green plantains
- oil for frying
- 1 teaspoon salt or more, to taste
- 1 teaspoon red chile powder cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon za'atar
- Cut off the ends of the green plantains.
- Using a small knife like a paring knife, go along the natural ridges of the plantain with the knife and lightly cut into the ridges just through the skin.
- At one end of the plantain, put the blade of the knife underneath the skin and the skin should pop off know in pieces where you sliced along the skin.
- Using a mandolin, thinly slice the plantains.
- In a deep skillet or wok, heat enough oil for deep frying.
- Drop the plantain slices one at a time in the hot oil so they don't stick to each other.
- Fry until golden brown on both sides, tossing frequently with a spider or a slotted spoon.
- Remove to a paper towel and drain off excess oil.
- Sprinkle salt, chile powder and za'atar. Toss well to evenly distribute the spices.
- Serve as a snack.
Please check out the other delicious Recipe Swap Recipes
Koeksisters – South African Doughnuts
Til Ke Laddu – Sweet Sesame Seed Balls
Fiery Habanero Pepper Hot Sauce
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Plantain chips are one of my favorite snacks – I love the addition of the spices to these! What a great snack!
mine too – I can snack on plantain chips any time!
The Girl Next Door
I love plain, salted plantain chips, and love that you chose to make a spiced-up version of the same. I could eat up that entire bowl of chips all by myself! 🙂
I agree -plantain chips are one of my all time favorite snacks!
These chips look so crispy and delicious and I love the addition of Za’atar! I absolutely love the spice but have never added it to chips! Have to try 🙂
I can munch through a whole jar of plantain chips without realizing! I love them so much.. and I keep telling myself, “they are healthy”.
exactly – so what if they are deep fried in oil – let’s just focus on the healthy plantain 🙂
I love plaintain chips and these most certainly look droolworthy and delicious.I love the flavour you have given them.
thanks – yes spicing them up definitely makes a difference!
This is one of our family favorite snack and we love to have this along tea. Though it is interesting add of flavors other than just salt.
yes you can experiment with different spices to season them as you like
What a brilliant idea to use zataar spice on plantain chips. I have a big pack of zataar and this is how I will use it. The chips looks delicious and I can eat this all day.
za’atar is one of my favorite spice blends and I use it on all kinds of foods
I too love making this. Love the addition of spices here.
thanks and yes nothing like adding some spice to make it better!
This is such a healthy crisp snack for a tea party… love the use of spices to get some flavor in these chips speciafically the za’atar….
I think just about everything can be made better with za’atar 🙂
At one time we were hooked on these delicious plantain chips, they look wonderful and loving the flavours of za’atar here.
thank you – za’atar is such a versatile spice blend and works so well on these chips
These plaintain chips are so addictive that we cannot stop with few. You have made it so beautifully and love the way you have photographed
thank you and thanks for the inspiration!