Green Plantain Tortilla Chips

Plantain is a good, starchy alternative to flour in many baked recipes and for some it does not matter whether ripe (yellow) or unripe (green) plantains are used. In this case, green plantains are preferable for their lower sugar content and less moisture to get a crispier chip but ripe plantains should also work. This recipe is from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard website and is especially tasty when toasted and eaten with spicy sweet potato hummus or cashew cream cheese.

Green Plantain Tortilla Chips
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A gluten and grain-free alternative to tortilla chips using green plantains.
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 3 unripe plantains, peeled (green)*
  • 2 Tbsp refined coconut oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • coarse sea salt to sprinkle
  1. Preheat oven to Bake at 200C
  2. Peel and slice the plantains into about ¼ inch slices and lay flat on a baking sheet for about an hour (this can be skipped if plantains don’t seem very moist, wet on the fresh slice side)
  3. Add the plantains and oil to a food processor and combine until smooth
  4. Once all the lumps are gone, add the sea salt and quickly combine
  5. Place the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet
  6. If the dough is dry enough, place another piece of parchment over the top and with a rolling pin, roll out to about ⅛ inch thick rectangle. If the dough seems too wet, spread out evenly with a spatula
  7. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into the shape and size of chip you prefer
  8. Sprinkle coarse sea salt or regular sea salt over the top of the dough and slide the paper onto a baking sheet
  9. Bake at 200C for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. You may need to remove some chips as you go that brown faster than the others. Make sure to cook them long enough or they will be chewy instead of crunchy
  10. Remove cookie sheet and let chips cool
  11. You may need to re-cut the chips or you can break them along the cut lines
  12. Store in an airtight container
*The easiest way to peel a plantain is to first cut off the ends. Then with a knife, slice along the pronounced ridges (about 3 of them). Don’t worry if you cut into the plantain, it won’t matter. Peel one section at a time, it should come off pretty easily.

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