Plantain Chips Served with Guacamole and Sweet Chillie

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Preparation time: 20 Minutes
Cooking time: 10 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 6-8


2 large plantains
corn oil, for frying
0.5 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
hot chilli sauce, to serve, optional


1. Peel the plantains and cut off and throw away the ends. Slice the fruit into thin rounds, cutting on the diagonal to give larger, flatter slices.

2. Heat a deep-sided frying pan filled with a 1cm depth of corn oil. When hot, drop in a single plantain slice - it should float and the oil should bubble up around it straight away.

3. Fry the plantain slices, in batches, until golden. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.

4. Mix the chilli powder with the cinnamon and sprinkle over the hot plantain slices. Serve straight away with guacamole, and perhaps a small bowl of hot chilli sauce.


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