Nigerian Recipe

How to Make Fried Plantain Chips with a Video Guide

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Fried plantain chips are a delightful and crispy snack enjoyed by people all over the world, just like coconut candy. Made from ripe plantains, these golden, savory slices are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a movie night, a party, or simply a quick and tasty treat. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of effort, you can whip up a batch of homemade fried plantain chips that will impress your friends and family.

In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to making this delicious snack.

How to Make Fried Plantain Chips


Frying pan – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Chopping board – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Paper towel – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Slotted spoon and tongs – Available on Amazon and Jumia
Knife – Available on Amazon and Jumia


Ripe plantains
Cooking oil (vegetable or sunflower oil works well)
Salt (to taste)

Procedure for Making Fried Plantain Chips

STEP 1: Cut off the ends of the plantains using the knife. Using the same knife, peel the plantains and slice or cut them into thin sheets.

STEP 2: Place the frying pan over medium heat, add the cooking oil, and let it heat up for about 3 minutes.

STEP 3: Carefully add the sliced plantains to the frying pan. Spread them evenly using the slotted spoon. If you are using enough oil, you don’t need to stir during the frying process. However, if you are using less oil, you will need to stir the chips from time to time. Allow them to fry until they turn golden brown.

STEP 4: Once fried, use the slotted spoon to transfer the chips onto a plate lined with a paper towel. This will help absorb excess oil and make the chips less greasy. Alternatively, you could use a colander to drain the excess oil into another container or plate.

STEP 5: While the plantain chips are still hot, sprinkle them with salt to taste.

STEP 6: The fried plantain chips are now ready to be enjoyed.

How to Serve Fried Plantain Chips

These chips can be served as a snack on their own or as a delicious accompaniment to dips such as salsas. They can also be served as a side dish with main meals.

Occasions to Serve Fried Plantain Chips

Fried plantain chips are suitable for special occasions such as family gatherings, game nights, movie nights, picnics, or cultural festivals. Interestingly, they can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

How to Store Fried Plantain Chips

To store the chips for later consumption, place them in an airtight container.

Health Benefits of Fried Plantain Chips

Plantains have numerous health benefits, including helping to control diabetes and blood pressure and supporting a healthy immune system.


In summary, preparing handmade fried plantain chips is an easy and satisfying process. With ripe plantains, oil, and a pinch of salt, you can create a wonderful snack that will transport you to tropical sensations. Gather all the ingredients, follow the instructions above, and get ready to enjoy the crispy goodness of homemade fried plantain chips.

We hope you find this guide helpful, and you are always welcome to explore more interesting delicacies at Northpad Nigeria.

Suwaiba Dalhatu

Suwaiba Dalhatu is an enthusiastic writer. She grew up in Zaria. A specialist on recipes - local recipes to be precise. Cooking is like a profession to her. She loves to read and write in her leisure time, and also loves to make new friends.

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