When life gives you green plantains, you make plantain chips.  And to go with those plantain chips you make mango sour.

Another delicious, school yard snack from my childhood.

I ate most of the chips by the lunch time.


Plantain Chips

4 Green Plantains

canola oil for frying


Makes about 4 servings

Peel plantains, and cut into thin slices.

Heat about 2 inches of oil to about 350 degrees.  If you don’t have a thermometer, test the oil by dropping one chip in the oil.  The oil is at the perfect temperature if the chip floats to the top and is surrounded by tiny bubbles.   Fry for about 2 mins or until golden brown.  Remove from oil and sprinkle with salt.  Enjoy this with mango sour.

Mango Sour

2 cups green mango chopped

about 1 1/2 cup water

1 tsp salt

1 wiri wiri pepper or 1 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce 

2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly

Add all ingredients to a pot over medium heat and cook for 20 mins or until the mango is soft. Remove from heat and mash using a potato masher.   Cool completely then enjoy!