Plátanitos (Green Plantain Chips)

by Erica Dinho on April 14, 2009

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platanitos or plantain chips

Plantain chips or Plátanitos are very popular in Colombia. You will find them in any supermarket in bags, just like you find potatoes chips in the United States. However, the best platanitos are prepared fresh at home. Try them with avocado sauce.






  1. Peel the plantains and using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice the plantains (the thinner the better).
  2. Fill a large skillet with enough vegetable oil to completely cover the plantain chips. Heat the oil to 360° F.
  3. Fry the plantains in the hot oil, turning occasionally until brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel to absorb excess oil. Sprinkle with salt to taste and transfer to a serving plate.
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cynthia April 14, 2009 at 7:59 PM

As a kid growing up, one thing I’d always buy from the canteen is freshly made plantain chips!


2 5 Star Foodie April 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM

I’ve made plantain chips before and loved them but I absolutely have to try them with the avocado sauce!


3 Erica April 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Thank you for your comments!

Natasha, you have to try them with the avocado sauce or guacamole!


4 Tracey April 22, 2009 at 10:45 PM

I wish I had a fryer so I could make these! I always make such a mess when I fry on the top of the stove.


5 Ashley September 14, 2010 at 2:04 PM

I worked on a cruise ship this summer that traveled to Honduras where I bought some plantain chips from a market and fell in love with them. Now, I’m back in the USA and I can’t find them anywhere. I really want them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can anyone tell me a store that I buy them from?


6 Erica September 14, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Ashley- I usually make them at home.


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