Party Plantain Chips

In Cuba these treats are called mariquitas. Make these a day ahead, and store them in an airtight container.


8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 1/2 teaspoons fine-grained sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind
Peanut oil
4 green plantains (about 1 1/2 pounds)


Combine salt and lime rind; set aside.

Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a large Dutch oven; heat to 360°.

Peel plantains; slice plantains lengthwise very thinly, using a mandoline.

Fry plantain strips, 4 or 5 at a time, 30 seconds on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle immediately with salt mixture.

March 2001
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