Shakita Huerta

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips

With

Habanero Salsa

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Snacks, snacks and more healthy snacks are here!! The kids and I just love snacking, especially on healthy homemade snacks. There is nothing better than know knowing where your snacks (food) comes from and whats in it! Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa is healthy, crunchy on the outside and soft the inside , not to mention it’s easy to make! Bake these Plantain Chips and make this Habanero Salsa, all under 45 minutes. Not only do you have some amazing light chips but you will also have some mild homemade salsa!

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Sweet Plantain Chips

So how do you get ” Sweet Plantain Chips” ? The answer to this question is not by adding any type of sugar (natural or artificial) to plantains. Instead the riper plantains get, like bananas, they continue to ripen after they’ve been picked—the moister, tenderer, and sweeter they become. Plantains will never become as sugary or creamy as bananas, instead they always retain a hint of that unique savoriness.

With all that being said, when you go to buy plantains from the grocery store, you either want to choose, brownish/yellow plantains or plantains that have lots of black spots. These black spots on the plantain lets you know that they are extremely ripe sweet. Another of knowing when plantains are sweet and ready to be eaten is by giving them a gentle squeeze. If they are soft and full of black spots than these babies are ready to baked. In essence this is how you get Sweet Plantain Chips!! ;D

 Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Ethnic Snack

I have learned that no matter where you go to have plantain, no Latin American or Caribbean meal is complete without this lookalike banana. Whether ripe or green, brownish or full of dark black spots, the plantain is a staple in the Latin American as well as the Caribbean, Asian and African table, and all with good reason-plantains are delicious.

Plantains can also be enjoyed so many different ways, but what makes this vegetable so unique is its universal for many different ethnic dishes. Plantain is an awesome ethnic snack.  So if your looking to add some ethnic food to your table, than this is a perfect way to add plantain into your diet! 🙂

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa

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All right my friends, this is the end of this recipe, so I hope you will give it a try and please let me know how it turns out for you. Again, please go HERE to get the salsa recipe! Be sure to follow me and please pin this recipe!

Pull out those lookalike bananas, it’s PLANTAIN time! 🙂 Ha-Ha

 

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Baked Sweet Plantain Chips With Habanero Salsa
Bake these Plantain Chips and make this Habanero Salsa, all under 45 minutes. Not only do you have some amazing light chips but you will also have some mild homemade salsa!
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Prep Time 15-25 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
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Cook Time 30 Minutes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the ends off 3 very ripen plantains and then score the length of the plantain with 1 cut. Don’t cut too far into the flesh, you just want to cut through the skin.
    Cut the ends off 3 very ripen plantains and then score the length of the plantain with 1 cut. Don’t cut too far into the flesh, you just want to cut through the skin.
  3. Peel the plantain and then slice it so that it is circular as thin or as thick as you would like. (I cut them a little over a quarter inch thick)
  4. Place the plantain in a Ziploc bag or small bowl and gently coat it with 1-2 tsp of olive oil.
  5. Lay out on baking sheet and sprinkle with the sea salt.
    Lay out on baking sheet and sprinkle with the sea salt.
  6. Bake for a total of about 30 minutes, but flip half way through. Monitor the plantains at about 20 minutes, as the cooking times will vary greatly on how thin or thick you cut the plantains.
    Bake for a total of about 30 minutes, but flip half way through. Monitor the plantains at about 20 minutes, as the cooking times will vary greatly on how thin or thick you cut the plantains.
  7. Be sure to make the salsa, while the plantain chips are baking. Enjoy!
    Be sure to make the salsa, while the plantain chips are baking.
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The kitchen is the heart of my home. It’s where my recipes meet ingredients to create a special type of authentic dishes that are filled with the flavors of love and laughter. I'm Shakita Huerta, and I welcome you to my website. I hope that as you read my blog, you are inspired to experiment with healthy, sweet and savory meals to create memories in your own kitchen.

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