Baked Sweet Plantain Chips
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!
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
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! 🙂
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