Plantain Chips with Citrus Guacamole
Our home economists offer their version of plantain chips, a popular side dish in Cuba. They're not only great tasting, but they're more nutritious than potato chips.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
Makes9 cups chips (2 cups guacamole)
- 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon each lemon, lime and orange juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 3 green plantains
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a small bowl, mash avocados with jalapeno, juices and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.
- Peel plantains. With a mandoline or vegetable peeler, cut plantains lengthwise into thin slices. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Add plantains, a few at a time, and cook for 30-60 seconds or until golden brown, turning often. Drain on paper towels.
- Combine the cumin, cayenne and remaining salt; sprinkle over chips. Serve with guacamole.
Editor's Note: If plantains are not available, substitute green bananas and use a mandoline for slicing rather than a vegetable peeler. When cutting hot peppers, disposable gloves are recommended. Avoid touching your face.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 168 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Plantain Chips with Citrus Guacamole in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2010
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