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Spicy plantains chips

Ikpekere (Spicy Plantain Chips)

Happy Friday, guys! I’m sharing one of my favorite snacks with Y’all and its Plantain chip, I can eat plantains any day, any time, all day every day (that’s how much I love plantains) and because I like plantains I try to make anything I can make out of it. Have you tried my  Plantain Pie yet? Plantain chip was posted before on the blog check Plantain Chips   

I made this slightly spicy, you can use as much or as little spice in this recipe just use it according to the level of your pepper tolerance. I served it with Gizzard Stew Recipe and this actually elevated the taste and you’ll love. This is a basic street food, snack, and very easy to make. Adding onion into the oil to infuse extra flavor so, let’s get started!


Spicy Plantain chips
  • Green plantains (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Onion
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt
  1. Cut off the tips (top and bottom) of the green plantains, one at a time.

    Spicy plantains chips
  2. Slash straight down (like cutting through all the way down) and gently peel off the skin. Cut the plantains into two or leave as a whole.

    Spicy plantains chips
  3. Use a sharp knife or potato peeler or a mandoline thinly slice the plantain. It's okay if you have some pieces cut off before you get to the end of the plantains

    Spicy plantains chips
  4. Add cayenne or dry pepper (as much or as little as you want) sprinkle salt and gently mix together making sure you don't crumble the plantains.

    Spicy plantains chips
  5. While the plantains are soaking up the spice. Place a saucepan/frying pan over a medium-high heat and add oil. Allow the oil to get hot, add a small piece of onion (like half)  for some extra flavor add small sliced plantains (don't overcrowd) and fry until golden brown.

    Spicy plantains chips
  6. Flip and fry the other side. Remove onto a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil.

    Spicy plantains chips
  7. Repeat the process, remove the onion before it gets burnt.

  8. Serve with gizzard stew or your favorite sauce/stew.

    Spicy plantains chips

You might want to try Nigerian Meat pie

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