Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 min Serves: 4

4 tsp. canola oil

2 green plantains, peeled and cut on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices

1 garlic clove

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1.) Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the plantains and cook until tender and golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove and spread out between several layers of paper towels. With the bottom of a heavy plate or skillet, gently press down on the slices, one at a time, to flatten them to half their thickness. Rub them gently with the garlic.

2.) Spray the skillet with olive oil nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the pressed slices and cook until heated through, 1-1 1/2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with the salt.

Per serving: (about 5 chips) 185 calories, 3 grams fat, 0 saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 44 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 1 gram protein, 4 mg calcium.

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