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Baked Plantain Chips

I bought a bag of plantain chips at Wegmans and fell in LOVE with the taste, but not the fat content. I set out to make my own cleaned-up version and I'm equally in love with the results!

Plantains are a great source of starchy carbs, but lower in sugar than their banana cousins. They have a mild and savory taste, and will soak up whatever flavors you add. I kept mine simple, but there are so many possibilities for these chips! 

INGREDIENTS:

2 Green Plantains (They look like bananas but are bigger-- and yes, you want them green)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea Salt (Table Salt will work as well!)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Slice the plantains as thin as possible, preferably using a mandolin slicer. The green plantain is pretty firm, so it will slice very well.

3. In a bowl, toss the slices with the olive oil until each piece has a nice thin coating. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, line the slices closely but not overlapping. Sprinkle the top with sea salt and bake at 400° for around 15-20 minutes.
 

COOK'S NOTE: It will depend on your oven as to how long these cook -- keep an eye on them! They should get slightly golden, so remove them from the oven before they get brown. The brown ones are edible, but really crunchy!