Healthy Snacks for the seasons
Plantains, green when unripe or yellow when ripe are a good source of potassium and fiber. Plantains which belong to the banana family, have more Vitamin A and C than bananas. Researchers in Britain found that nutrients in green plantains may protect against ulcer formation. They contain Vitamin B6, potassium and fiber.
The green plantain can only be eaten when cooked. But they can be eaten uncooked when ripe.
Plantains are vegetables. They can be boiled,, steamed, fried, roasted or baked and served with other vegetables.
How to make Baked Plantain Chips
- Preparation Time – 10 mins.
- Cooking Time – 20/25 mins.
- Total – 30/35 mins.
- 2 green plantain
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line your flat baking pan with cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the ends of the plantains with knife, then peel with a knife.
- Slice the plantains uniformly as thinly as you can. I like to slice them round. You can slice diagonally. In a bowl toss the plantains with the olive
- oil and seasonings. Spread in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes per side or until brown and crispy on both sides. This serves about six people.