Plátanitos (Green Plantain Chips)
- 2 large green plantains
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Peel the plantains and using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice the plantains (the thinner the better).
- Fill a large skillet with enough vegetable oil to completely cover the plantain chips. Heat the oil to 360° F.
- 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.
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.