|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Chifles are thin slices of plantain that are deep fried and sprinkled with salt. They are a popular snack in Peru and Ecuador, where vendors offer bags of them to the passing cars. They are savory, more like potato chips than banana chips. Plantains become softer and sweeter as they ripen, and chifles are best made while the fruit is still yellow and firm. Serve them with guacamole as an appetizer or enjoy them as a snack.
- 2 green-yellow plantains
- 1 bottle vegetable oil for frying
- Salt to taste
Cut off both ends of the plantains, and remove peel/skin. You may need to slice the peel open lengthwise with a knife. Work carefully because plantains can stain skin and clothes.
Slice plantains crosswise into very thin slices. about 1 to 2 millimeters. It's fun to use a mandoline for this, but a sharp knife works great too.
Heat 1 to 2 inches of oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot (about 360 F), fry several slices of plantain at a time until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with salt to taste.