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sweet plantain chips recipe

by | Oct 29, 2022 | Vegetarian Meals, what to make for dinner | 0 comments

These sweet plantain chips are a gift to humanity, it is an amazing and healthy treat that is so versatile to enjoy, making them a flexible treat that can be enjoyed as a snack or a side dish for jollof rice. 

My first impressions:

Crispy, sweet and delicious were the first three words that came to mind when I bit into my first-ever fried sweet plantain chip. I was a bit sceptical about having banana chips as it was something that I associated with dessert. Still, my curiosity was far too significant to dismiss trying out fried plantain. It was a very different and distinct taste that I absolutely enjoyed. Since then, I have had sweet fried plantain chips at least once a month! This West African delicacy is something everyone should try out, it is so addicting!

A West African favourite

what do plantain chips taste like

As someone who did not grow up having plantains as a staple, I would compare it to the taste of a crispy fried sweet potato. Plantains have a delicious, starchy and sweet taste on the inside with the texture of a banana and potato combined. 

A step-by-step guide on how to make fried plantain chips at home

Start off by peeling your plantain. Do this by cutting the edges of the plantain then make a slight incision on the skin of the plantain then gently remove the skin of the plantain.

crispy plantain chips recipe
how to make fried plantain chips at home

Using a sharp knife, slice the plantains vertically into half-centimeter-thick slices. Try to make sure that all the pieces have the same thickness to ensure even cooking. 

crispy Nigerian plantain chips recipe

Heat up canola or sunflower oil, enough to deep fry, on medium heat. Then fry your plantain in the heated oil until it gets a crispy golden colour.

Do you need to soak plantains before frying?

No, plantain chips do not need to be soaked before frying. They perfectly cook to crispiness without soaking.

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Place your fried plantain onto a paper towel to allow excess oil to drain. Enjoy, your favourite way!

How to make crispy plantain chips at home

If you are planning on making crispier plantain chips then simply slice thinner slices of plantain during the preparation process.

Note: making thinner plantain chips will result in a shortened frying time. Make sure that you remove the crispy plantain chips from the oil once it turns golden and place it on a kitchen towel to allow the access oil to drain.

Sweet plantain chips recipe Nigeria

sweet plantain chips Nigeria

Sweet plantain chips have a delicious starchy sweet taste with the texture of a banana and sweet potato combined. You will love this fried sweet plantain chip recipe, it is easy to follow and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine West African


  • 2 ripe plantains
  • canola oil enough to deep fry


  • Prepare your plantain by peeling it. Do this by chopping the ends off then making a slight incision into the skin. Gently remove the skin.
    crispy plantain chips recipe
  • Slice your peeled plantain into thin half a centimetre slices.
    crispy Nigerian plantain chips recipe
  • Prepare your oil by heating it on medium heat in a medium-sized pot.
  • Once your oil is hot, place your plantain in the oil and allow it to fry until it is golden brown and crispy.
    plantain chips
  • Place your cooked plantain onto paper towels to allow excess oil to drain.
    how to make plantain chips
  • Do this for the remaining plantain slices.
    enjoy this with a side of jollof rice or your favourite dip.
Keyword sweet plantain chips Nigeria


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