Plantain Chips

My local Morrison has introduced an exotic fruit and veg section, and it is SO exciting. Every time I go, I pick up something new and alien looking to try and cook with. Some experiements have been unsuccesful (the bitter gourd curry was not good) But these plantain chips were really tasty! A plantain is a large vegetable that looks like a big green bannana. It doesn’t feel like a bannan though, it’s much less squishy! If you have access to exotic fruit, here’s a quick and easy recipe for plantain chips.

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You will need:

1 plantain!
1 clove of garlic
1 knob of ginger
Cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
Sweet chilli sauce, for dipping
Lots of oil!

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Step1: Peel the plantain, and chop into chip-shaped pieces. Roughly chop the garlic and the ginger.

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Step 2: Heat a pan of oil deep enough to cover all your chips. Add the plantain, garlic, ginger, and a generous shake of cayenne pepper. Fry until the outsides of the plantain are cripsy (this takes about 20 minutes, and don’t forget to keep stirring it as it fries.)

Step 3: Move the chips to a plate, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve with some sweet chilli dipping sauce.

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Enjoy! Have you ever tried plantain, or any other exotic fruit or veg that you would recommend? I hope you’re having a brilliant weekend.