Spicy Lime Plantain Chips

mm Recipes September 16, 2016 by
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Crispy, crunchy and full of lime zest, these plantain chips go great with a fresh tomato salsa!

These spicy lime platanos fritos, or plantain chips, are a crunchy and zesty snack. Frying them with soybean oil helps keep their flavor, as this oil has a neutral flavor that doesn’t compromise the taste of the food.

Soybean oil is one of the most versatile ingredients in your pantry. It can be used for baking, grilling, marinades, etc. Though you may not realize it, there’s a good chance it’s part of your cooking routine. In fact, most vegetable oil is 100% U.S. Grown soybean oil.

To learn more, visit SoyConnection.com/i-am-for-soy.

Recipe courtesy of the United Soybean Board, used with permission.

Preparation time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 15
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  1. PLANTAINS VERY GREEN, PEELED (ABOUT 1 1/2 LBS.)
  2. 1 1/2 TSP 
    LIME ZEST
  3. 1 1/2 TSP 
    SALT
  4. 1/4 TSP 
    CAYENNE GROUND
  5. 4 CUPS 
    SOYBEAN OIL FOR DEEP FRYING

Instructions

  • Combine lime zest, salt and cayenne; set aside.

  • Preheat soybean oil to 375° F in a heavy frying pan or small deep fryer.

  • Cut ends off plantains; score each plantain lengthwise 5 times with sharp knife. Soak in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes before peeling.

  • Slice the plantains into very thin strips, 1/8-inch thick, using a hand slicer or mandolin.

  • Fry in small batches for 30 to 45 seconds, turning as needed until golden. Drain in single layer on paper towels. Sprinkle with lime and salt mixture. Cool completely before serving or storing.

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