Twice Fried Plantains
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Crispy, salty twice fried plantains.
Serves: 30-40 plantain chips
  • 2 ripe plantains
  • oil, for frying
  • salt, for sprinkling
  1. In a pot or wok, heat about 1-1/2 inches of oil to about 350 degrees F (a good test is to throw one sliced plantain in. If it bubbles when it hits the oil, the oil is hot enough).
  2. Slice your plantains about ¼-inch thick. Place them in the oil in batches (about 10 per batch, depending on the size of your pot). Fry for 2-3 minutes, until golden, then transfer them to a baking sheet covered in paper towels to catch any excess oil.
  3. Before frying them a second time, smash the plantains a bit with the bottom of the glass to make them crispier. Make sure your oil is still hot, then throw them in for a second time, frying for 1-2 minutes, until brown and crisp. Place them on fresh paper towels, sprinkle with salt, and serve.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at