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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 appetizers or snacks!

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 lesser trans fats; however, you can use any other oil of your choice.

fried plantains with guac 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 baked plantain chips, I talked about the difference between using green and ripe plantain to make your chips.

The green ones 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 ones, 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 version 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.

Here are some of the ways to use plantains: Fried, Baked, Bread, Frittata.

You can also explore these recipes too:

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 4 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 10th of January 2022

Pls must I put black pepper

Lola Osinkolu

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

No, it's not a must.


Thursday 29th of July 2021

Best site ever.... thanks 👍 I got my crispy plantains 99.9%

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 29th of July 2021



Wednesday 7th of July 2021

have you tried frying with coconut oil?


Saturday 29th of January 2022

@Lola Osinkolu, wow this is amazing I have been looking for a to make mine until today when i tried it it was crispy and crunchy and delicious thank you very much for these wonderful ingredients,may God bless you and your family 🙏

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Yes, I have but coconut oil sem to foam a lot so it's not my first choice of oil for deep frying.


Sunday 25th of April 2021

Pls ma, l noticed when spiced before frying the plantain gets burnt on time.

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 30th of April 2021

Try to reduce the heat. Let it fry on medium heat.


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