Plantain Chips

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Am I excited that I am leaving for Dubai in 72 hours? YES. Can I believe it is real? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Someone over there must have been preparing for my visit because I just saw this great article from Time Out Dubai talking about the increasing demand of local, organic produce in Dubai over the last year. There are now 3 farmers markets running every week, so I am sure I will feel right at home! The journey of packing has officially begun, and I am certain I will continue to shove things in the suitcase up until 30 seconds before I have to leave. 

I need to get back to my list-making, but I wanted to share a new recipe for plantain chips. Buying the container from Whole Foods is way too dangerous, so I bought one lonely plantain and made a reasonable serving size of chips for myself. I hadn't used the dehydrator in a while, and it continues to amaze me. I am definitely going to try out some fruit leathers, dried veggies, and jerky when I am back from my trip. Stay tuned!

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Plantain Chips: 

Prep time: 5 min, Cook time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

  • Plantains
  • -Fine sea salt

Instructions:

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  1. Slice the ends off of the plantains, and then make a slit length-wise through the skin/peel (avoid slicing all the way through into the plantain itself). 
  2. Remove the peels from the plantains and then slice the plantains into very thin pieces
  3. Arrange the plantain pieces on your dehydrator trays, and lightly sprinkle with sea salt
  4. Dehydrate for 8 hours at 130 degrees until crunchy