I love plantains. If you are new to the blog, check out my plantain chips recipe, which will also have your mouth watering. Besides their delicious flavor, I love plantains because of their versatility as a stand alone dish and their ability to add just the right touch to any meal.
Looking for a healthy alternative to fries? Look no further. These baked plantain fries will give you all the flavor without the fat. Perfect healthy meal prepping recipe.
One day I was making baked fries and thought to myself “I wonder if I could do this with plantains?” Spoiler alert, I did and it came out amazing!
For this recipe you will need yellow plantains, oil (I use avocado because it can stand high temperatures without compromising its nutrients), and seasonings (I make my own blend using sea-salt, cayenne pepper, onion powder and thyme).
Start by setting your oven to 350 degrees. Next, peal your plantains. The easiest way to do this is by using the tip of your knife to cut through the skin horizontally and use your fingers to remove the rest of the skin. Yellow plantains are much easier to peel than green plantains, which are not ripe.
Once you remove the skin, remove 1/2 an inch from each end. To cut the fries, simply cut the plantain into vertical halves and slice those halves into long thin strips.
Once you cut your plantains into fries, place them on a baking sheet using parchment paper. You can also use foil paper but I find that parchment paper is non-stick. Using a small bowl mix all your ingredients and use a brush to apply the blend to your fries. Then put them in the oven!
You can enjoy them as is, or you can add them to any meal!
2 tbsp of avocado oil
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
1 tsp of thyme
Pre-heat the over at 350 degrees
Cut your plantain into long thin strips and place them on a baking sheet using parchment paper
Add all your ingredients to a small bowl and mix them together
Use a brush to add your mix to the plantain fries
Place your plantains in the oven and let them cook for 20 minutes, then turn them around and let them cook for another 10 – 15 minutes.
Note: If you like your plantain chips crispy leave them in the oven for longer, make sure they do not burn!
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