Plantain Chips (Patacones)

If sliced thinly, these are crispy chips. If thickly sliced, they have a creamy center and make a delicious vegetable side dish.


  • 3 large green plantains, pared and very thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt


  1. Cover plantain slices with ice water. Let stand for 30 minutes; drain. Pat dry.
  2. Heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches oil to 375 degrees F. Fry 12 to 14 plantain slices at a time, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain; sprinkle with salt.

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