fried plantain chips on a white paper with cheese

How to Make Fried Plantain Chips at Home in Less than 30 Minutes

These Fried Plantain Chips are crispy, gluten free, vegan and ready in less than 30 minutes. They are great as a side dish, snack, appetizer or meal starter.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine venezuelan
Keyword appetizer, finger food, gluten free, plantain chips, venezuelan food, venezuelan recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
57 kcal
Author Morella


  • 1 Green plantain
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Garlic powder
  • 2 cups Vegetable oil


  1. Peel the green plantain using the same techniques I showed on my Sweet Fried Plantain recipe

  2. Slice the plantain in slices of 0.5cm thick

  3. In a pan add the 2 cups of vegetable oil and warm up at a medium temperature

  4. Add the plantain slices and cook for 2 to 3 minutes so they soften. Place the slices on a kitchen paper to absorb excess oil

  5. On a chopping board or work service sprinkle salt and garlic powder. Using an object with flat bottom squash each slice gently but firm. You want the borders of the slices to "open" or "spread" as this is what's going to give the crispness. See video recipe. Repeat the process for all slices

  6. Once all slices are squashed, fry them again until they are crispy, approx 6 to 7 minutes depending on how hot your oil is. Remove from the oil and place on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil. 

  7. Sprinkle salt over the fried chips and serve!

Recipe Notes

  1. You can eat the chips as they come out, ie. just with salt.
  2. Other serving options are topping them with coleslaw, Feta cheese, ketchup and mayonnaise or mustard.
  3. Plantain chips are better when eaten just made, the longer they are kept they will loose their crispness and become chewy and dry.
  4. If you have left-over chips sometimes we re-fry them. Of course their not as good as when just made, but they are eatable.