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Fried Plantains

Try these fun banana chips.

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 4 ripe plantains
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the fryer. Peel and thinly slice the plantains crosswise. Fry the plantains in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.