I contemplated starting this post by saying like “I have a confession…” but then I remembered that I hate when bloggers “Confess” something that isn’t worth confessing.
“I am addicted to almond butter!”
“I sometimes skip my workouts because I’m tired!”
“I love lamp.”
Honestly, it makes me wonder if they REALLY love lamp, or if they’re just saying it because they saw it.
So here’s just something I wanted to share, no confession needed: Sometimes, I go to the grocery store twice a day. I live 0.3 miles from the nearest Harris Teeter, and it’s right between my office and apartment. At lunch, after work, if I need something for a recipe in the middle of cooking, it’s always nearby. I’m there a lot (I think the sample guy hates me.) But it DOES result in a lot of great deals when I pop in on my favorite “Reduced for Quick Sale” items. You know, the battered and bruised veggies and fruits that are just aching for a home. My newest adoptions?
Those brown beauties were just waiting for a loving, hungry lady like myself to snatch them up and, for 3/$1, I couldn’t say no!
After deciding against frying them, or really doing anything too involved, I figured the best route was ol’ reliable. Slice/Dice/Roast. Bingo.
After preheating the oven to 450 degrees, I sprayed some parchment paper with a bit of Olive Oil spray, placed all my plantain disks on the paper, and sprinkled them with some cinnamon and a little bit of salt.
I put them in the center rack of the oven for about 10-12 minutes, flipping them over once (the skinnier ones burned a bit). That wasn’t a problem, however, as I discovered the joy of Plantain Peanut Butter Sandwiches! Just take a few extra crispy ones, add a smidge of PB, and voila! Problem solved.
I can’t deny that these bad boys are addictive. They’re crispy like chips, sweet, and, with some peanut butter, downright indulgent. I tried my best to save some space for the main event, though:
Though my seared, chia-seed crusted tuna didn’t have that beautiful red center I’ve dreamt about, primarily because it has been frozen for quite some time waiting for me to thaw and devour it… But I still felt pretty delighted with the end result: Honey Soy Marinated Chia Seed crusted Ahi Tuna. And, if I ever come up with a legit recipe, I’ll share it. Until then, just imagine something tasty. So tasty that, even if you were full on Plantain Peanut Butter Sandwiches, you’d still enjoy.
And now, I’ll go enjoy the season finale of Mad Men. Season 1. Better late than never….
16 thoughts on “Baked Plaintain Chips (or How to Spoil Your Appetite and Eat Anyway!)”
dude, just saying…. I was wary (and didn’t have a TV for a while). It’s fine, I’m almost done season 2 now.
even though your tuna isnt pink it look soo good and so do the plantains! and if I lived that close to a grocery store I would live in it ha!
I wonder if they know me… The bread sample dude does, I think, but only because he can’t stand me.
Ooohhh… I can’t wait to try the plantain chips!
They’re my new fav treat.
Haha – I love lamp. 🙂
Chia crusted tuna = brilliant
I do. I love it.
“I love lamp” is just a quote from Anchorman! One of my favorites.
Those banana chips look AMAZING! I’ve never tried that before. I have a friend that would freeze the pieces to eat instead of ice cream. I bet dipped in chocolate it’s pretty awesome. LOL
Oh goodness, I know the joys of bananas + PB, I bet chocolate to the mix would be impossible to resist!
Oh these look yummy. I love Mad Men – let me know what you think!
Well, I’m already almost finished Season 2. I’m clearly not a fan (sarcasm like whoah).
last summer I bought two bunches of 21 cent/lb bananas…I seriously contemplated making a 40$ banana purchase on the whole lot of ’em, opening a larabar factory for a day and quitting my regular job…alas, I did not and, instead, made of loaf of awesome nanner bread. …still I question my decision
have I ever mentioned that you CRACK me up Jordan?
haha i love lamp.
i LOVE plantain chips. i discovered them when i was in belize because they sell them EVERYWHERE and fell in love. I dont know why i havent attempted to make them myself? duh! thanks for sharing 🙂