I, personally, find the hardest part of eating a grain free diet is snacks. If you think of ‘typical’ snacks as the majority of the world sees them, they often include things like crackers, and granola bars.These snacks are so fast and easy to grab and sometimes I miss them. Most often snacks around here are fruit or veggies or a nut mix. Sometimes we get a bit more creative and involved (like these Celery Snacks). After being away for the weekend we missed our weekly market shopping trip for produce (we had stocked up on meat the week before) so we had to make a trip to a store for some stuff. We went to a local Asian supermarket and bought some wonderful things! While we were picking up some other items, my eyes were wandering towards the plantains. We went down another aisle and then up the plantain aisle and without me even saying a word Tom picks one up! My heart did a little dance and I became very excited about the plantain chips we would be making in the near future.

Of course our patience level is low so Tom made the plantain chips last night.

All you need.

All you need.

Ingredients

  • 1 large plantain, sliced on the bias
  • coconut oil, about 3/4 of a Tbsp for each round of cooking you do (depends on how large your plantain is and how large you pan is)
  • seasoning (we used Tom’s Essence (a secret recipe that might one day be revealed) but you can also use cayenne, salt and pepper, chili powder, or anything your heart desires)

    Sliced on the bias.

    Sliced on the bias.

Directions

  1. Place about 3/4 of a Tbsp of coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Allow the oil to melt and heat up making sure not to burn it. When melted you want the oil to generously cover the bottom of the pan.

    We love coconut oil in our house.

    We love coconut oil in our house.

  2. Once the oil is heated (you can test if it is hot enough by dipping in a the plantain chip. If the oil sizzles when the plantain touches it, it is hot enough. If it does not sizzle allow it to heat a bit longer), add the plantain slices in a single layer. Allow to fry in the yummy coconut oil. Once the edges begin to turn golden, flip them and allow to cook on the other side.

    Cooking the first side.

    Cooking the first side.

  3. Once both sides are cooked to golden, take slices out and place on a paper towel and press lightly to get rid of some excess oil.

    Cooked to perfection.

    Cooked to perfection.

  4. Place in a bowl and toss in spice as desired.
  5. Repeat until all slices are used. Be sure to add more coconut oil every time.

    Delicious Snack!

    Delicious Snack!

As always please share with us if you try this recipe and how it worked for you. We love hearing from you!!

-Katie

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