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Fried Plantain Chips

Making homestyle fried plantain chips is fun and easy. All you need is green plantain, Salt and black pepper. You hardly need a recipe, yet, it is addictive. They won’t last long!.

fried plantain chips

Crispy Fried Plantain Chips

This recipe is so easy to make, taking roughly 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. Eat them as appetizer or snack!

A mandoline is very helpful in making the cutting easier. You can experiment with the thickness; you may like them thicker or thinner.

I used olive oil in this recipe because it has less trans fats; however, you can use any other oil of your choice.

fried plantains with dip

This deep-fried plantain recipe is quite addictive, and they are quick and easy to make.

They are a nice alternative to the usual potato chips,  and they taste awesome when eaten with Guacamole dip or mayo-ketchup did (Ratio 1:1 or as you please) or simply eat as a snack. They are simply amazing!

fried plantain chips close up

In my post on how to make the baked plantain chips, I talked about the difference between using the green plantain and the ripe plantain to make your chips.

The green plantains yield more crunchy chips because they crisp better while the ripe plantain yields sweeter tasting chips, they may not be as crisp as the green counterpart. However, if you choose to make use of the ripe plantain, try to use one that is just ripe and not overly ripe so that you have that desired crisp and crunch.

fried plantain chips top view

Can I bake the plantain Chips?

Absolutely! You can check out my baked plantain chips recipe here.


As soon as you are done frying them, test for the salt. If it needs more salt, add it immediately while it’s still very hot. The Salt will not be able to adhere to the chips once they get cold.

I’m a plantain adict, so i have a couple of my favorite plantain recipe here. feel free to them out if you also love plantains:

Fried Plantain Chips

Making homestyle fried plantain chips is fun and easy. All you need is green plantain, Salt and black pepper.  It's so easy to make, taking roughly 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. You hardly need a recipe, yet, it is addictive. They won't last long!.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: African, Asian
Keyword: fried platains, homemade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 People
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 plantains large
  • Olive Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Cut off both ends of the plantain then run your knife through the flesh of the plantain creating a cut from the top to the bottom - Try not to cut too deep into the flesh, you just want to cut through the skin.
  • Using a mandoline slicer, slice plantains into long, thin stripes. If the plantain is too long, divide it into two before slicing it.
  • Put the cut plantain in a large bowl, and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Preheat some Oil sufficient enough to deep fry the plantains. Add the plantains and fry them stirring continuously until they become golden and crispy.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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Recipe Rating


Monday 23rd of November 2020

Is the black pepper used as well Cameron Pepper?? Thanks ma

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

No it's different


Saturday 10th of October 2020

Tank u Lola

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

You are welcome Faith :)


Friday 18th of September 2020

Thanks for helps

Lola Osinkolu

Sunday 4th of October 2020

You are welcome :)


Monday 20th of July 2020

Thanks aunty lola. That's a nice one. Can i make to sell in my school-UNILORIN?

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 7th of August 2020

You ca if you wish dear.

Sitati prossy

Sunday 12th of July 2020

I would love to connect with you on my e-mail, I want to learn a lot from you mom..

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 17th of July 2020

Feel free Sitati. here my email - [email protected]