Plantain Chips and Dip

Baked chips are a great appetizer and a healthier alternative to store bought chips. A plantain looks like a banana, but has more of a potato taste and consistency so it lends itself well to make chips with them. When baking these, the bottom will brown more than the top, as shown below. They are used quite frequently in “South American” type of dishes and served with various salsas. I paired this one with a creamier dip or you can try pairing it with Pico de Gallo or Mango Avocado Salsa. If you like these try Beet Chips and Dip and Parsnip Chips and Dip.

Ingredients

Chips
2 – large ripe plantains
Kosher salt
Non-stick cooking spray
Dip
2 tablespoons of fresh goat cheese preferablly organic
2 tablespoon of skim organic milk

Technique

Peel plantains. Thinly slice both plantains on a slight diagonal. Place onto a cookie sheet spayed with non-stick spray. Once all plantains slices are spread onto cookie sheet spray each slice with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on thickness of plantain slices. While plantains are cooking, combine goat cheese and skim milk in small container. Mix and place into a ramekin. Once plantains begin to brown, remove from oven. Transfer to serving dish with dip and serve.

Chatty Advice

When making any of our gluten-free recipes take care in reading the labels of any packaged or canned products. If there is a label on anything you are using, read it or ask to make sure that it is indeed gluten-free. Many products vary in ingredients from brand to brand. Some examples of this can be found when looking at the labels of soy sauce, mustard, distilled vinegar, and even chicken broth.

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