These chips are low in fat and a healthy alternative to the everyday potato crisp. Thinly sliced plaintain is tossed with salt and microwaved until crisp. They are delicious, crunchy and taste just like the store-bought variety, only without the greasiness. The beauty of making your own chips is that you can control how much salt/seasonings you wish to add.
Don’t be too generous with the salt, because the flavor intensifies once the plantain chips have cooked.
Plantains are related to the banana family, but they are lower in sugar content and they taste "starchy", just like potatoes. Plantain can be found in Caribbean or Indian speciality shops.