I bought a couple of plantains when I went to a local oriental shop. I’ve wanted to try plantain for a while, so I took advantage when I saw them now. After searching online, I’ve decided to prepare them as chips, they can also be used in curries, grilled or mashed.
As I try to cook as healthy as possible, I’ve baked them in the oven instead of deep frying. The plantain chips are a side dish, of course, so I paired them with grilled Oyster mushrooms. This dish is part of my Taste the World challenge.
The dish is easy to make. It tastes different than potatoes, the plantain has a slightly floury texture. It was a bit strange to see something to similar to bananas as a savoury side dish. I liked the taste, is mild, and I will use it again in other recipes.
Ingredients for Plantain oven baked chips, 2 servings:
– 2 plantains
– salt, pepper
– 4 big Oyster mushrooms
Preheat the oven at 200C or 180C fan. Peel, wash and cut the plantains in thin slices. Pour some oil into a small bowl and brush on each side with a pastry brush. It will not take long. Put the slices of plantain in baking tray that was lined with baking paper. Sprinkle salt and pepper and let the plantains bake for around 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, wash and cut the Oyster mushrooms in half. Preheat a grilling pan and brush it with oil. Put the mushrooms on the grill and flip them once. Sprinkle salt and pepper when you take the off the heat. Take the plantains out of the oven and serve them alongside the mushrooms.
Have you cooked plantain before? Do you like it?