Sunday, 22 September 2013

Vegan Recipe: Green Plantain Chips with Lime

Pan-Fried Plantains Green Plantains with Lime
Plantains are a global food eaten throughout the tropics. African, Indian, South American, South Asian, Caribbean cuisine, all count plantain as a staple comfort food.  Plantains make me think of my Nigerian friend from college who made them pan fried with black pepper. My Venezuelan friend whose tostones are amazing. A little Cuban joint in Downtown Las Vegas where the waitress called me 'Mami' every time we spoke. I didn't grow up eating plantains, but when I do the natural sweetness and warm fluffy flesh, make me feel like I've come home.

Along with being quick and delicious to cook, they are a complex carbohydrate that provide a good source of potassium as well as vitamin A, C and B6, and I just love me some vitamins. If you're new to plantains, have a go at this tangy little plantain recipe which is a great side dish or zesty snack.

Green Plantain Chips with Lime

1 plantain
juice of 1/2 a lime
2-3 tbsp coconut oil
Peel the plantains and slice into discs. Cover with lime juice, add a pinch of salt and mix well until each disc is covered evenly.

Heat some oil in a large pan. Drain the plantain slices, then fry them for 3 minutes until they are crisp and golden brown. When they are ready, remove them from the pan and place on a paper towel to dry. Serve when cool.

Source: luigig

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