*Plantain Chips / Crisps

Instructions for a baked version follows.

Ingredients:
2 green plantains, peeled and sliced diagonally 1/16" to 1/8" thick
enough oil for frying (I like to use coconut)
salt
(opt.) lime juice or grated lime peel or other spices

Directions:
1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Fry the plantain slices, about a dozen at a time, until golden brown on both sides. (30 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on slice thickness).
3. Drain in a large bowl lined with paper towels, and add salt and seasonings to taste. Best eaten while still warm. 3-4 servings.

Baked variation:

Toss plantain slices in a bowl with some oil to coat. Arrange the plantain slices on a lightly oiled non-stick baking sheet. Bake in a 400° F oven until crisp.
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Hello,

 

According to the nutritional facts half of a plantain is equal to one serving. Also,  1-cup serving of sliced plantains provides you with 48 grams of carbohydrates.  Plantains are low in sugar compared to bananas, but as they get riper, their sugar content increases and their starch content decreases. A 1-cup serving of plantain slices contains approximately 22 grams of sugar. I believe banana's of any kind is not recommended for those in Phase 1. 

I'm not actually sure how high glycemic they are or what kind of sugar are in them. If you know any more about about them that might help me assess, please let me know. I would guess that Tiajuana is right, that they'd be at best, a limit, if not on the avoid list for the first two stages but I'd need to know more to know where to place them.

 

Tarilee

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