After taking our Christmas pictures in December, Mr. Noel and I had lunch at this small Latin American restaurant that neither of us had ever visited. We ordered blindly, living on that edge ya'll! I ended up with grilled beef and veggies and he ended up with a chicken taco esque meal. Both dishes were AMAZING. We couldn't stop munching on these long strips of yellow "chips" garnishing both of our plates. Mr. Noel, a connoisseur of life, immediately knew what we were munching on. Anywho, he comes home with these plantains, and my mind jumps back to that meal. Through some research I found that green plantains are less ripe and more starchy, hence the chip, and they turn sweet when ripe and yellow in color. They're low in sugar and good source of potassium and dietary fiber.
After a little bit of Google research, I decided to make some skinny chips out of those bad boys. The plantain is peeled with a knife, it's not as simple to peel as a banana, after peeling I sliced up the plantain into thin chips.
In a small bowl I combined roughly two table spoons of olive oil, and dashes of the following seasonings (vary depending on individual tastes):
After coating each of the chips in the mixture, I placed them in a baking dish sprayed with Pam and baked for 8 minutes at 350. Remove and flip chips, bake an additional 8 minutes.
Roughly one half of a plantain in chips equals 150 calories. Awesome snack! Mr. Noel and I fought for our share. Next time I will slice the plantains more thinly as the smaller crisps had more of the potato chip like consistency I was going for. Regardless, this was a easy project, 20 minutes MAX. I'll pick up some more plantains on my way home from the gym this evening!
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