Plantain bites recipe

Last week I was experimenting with plantain and made these little bites, which are essentially thinly sliced plantain, seasoned and grilled until golden. They tasted so good I decided to post the recipe. This is a lovely idea for an appetiser, amuse-gueule or just another fancy-looking way to present plantain.

Ingredients:

  • 1 semi ripe Plantain
  • A pinch of rock or sea salt
  • A pinch of black peppercorn
  • A pinch of cumin
  • A pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

As you can see, all you need is ‘a pinch’ of each spice. The idea is not to smother the plantain bite with seasoning, but to give it a light fusion of flavour.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Using a potato peeler, carefully peel the plantain, then create little mountains out of the peelings, like so:

2. Mix all of the spices in a small bowl, pour the vegetable oil and stir. Then carefully pour a couple of drops onto the plantain peelings.

3. Put them in the oven until golden. I put mine under the grill for 5 minutes, then another 5 minutes in the normal oven setting at 180°. Depending on your oven, cooking time may vary but keep checking to make sure it doesn’t burn.

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