Every time I buy a bag of salted plantain chips I end up eating the whole thing. It's a little sad.
I saw these on the kitchn and just had to see if they were any where near as good homemade. First of all, as you can see from my little post-it crib notes, these are super easy to make. They are really cheap to make. And they take less than 30 minutes to make. They are not quite as good as store bought, but they are REALLY close, and a heck of a lot healthier. So if you like plantain chips you absolutely must give these a try. They are my new favorite snack.
Peel your green plantains (this is the hardest part, you will probably need a knife). Slice very thin using a mandoline if you have one, if not a knife will do just fine with a little more effort. In a mixing bowl sprinkle chips with olive oil and mix by hand until all chips are coated in oil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place chips on surface. Do not allow them to stack on top of each other (they won't get as crispy, I learned this the hard way). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes, turn them and bake another 10 minutes (if you like them very crispy/almost burnt). I like them this way. If you like them a little more raw then bake for 8 minutes, turn and then 8 more minutes. Either way, they are super yummy and highly addictive.
Next time I may try these but with bananas, peanut oil and brown sugar for the sweet version.