Thursday, December 01, 2005

Microwave Plantain chips




Microwave potato chips are catching on in the Blogging world, thanks to Uncle Bill and Nic. It seems to be already getting ahead of self-frosting cupcakes. I tried it with idaho potatoes and in my first attempt I did burn most of the slices. I guess the trick, if any, is in the even slicing. I love plantain chips and tried making it in the microwave. It worked! I thinly sliced the plantains by hand, tossed them with some salt, chili powder and 1 tsp oil. Then they took around 3 min in the microwave. The extra oil is optional but since plantains are very dry inside, I liked the addition of oil.

9 comments:

  1. Yummy! This I got to try!

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  2. I love plaintains, but they usually have more grease than a bucket of fried chicken. I wouldn't have thought to try the microwave trick on them!

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  3. I have never plaintains this way Mika - quite novel. I am an ardent fan of it. A must-try during this weekend. Cheers!

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  4. Ever since I saw Nupur's microwave chips, I've been trying to microwave almost everything that might otherwise need deepfrying!!! I cut up a tortilla into wedges and microwaved for a minute and they turned out real crisp. Tasted awesome with hummus.

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  5. whoohoo... banana chips! Another thing to try! Mika, by the way, it's YOU that's the Microwave Queen, not me :)

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  6. Another microwave trick that worked for this weekend...was microwave aloo tikkis!!
    I just wrapped up 4 potatoes in shrink wrap, nuked them for 5 minutes. Soaked Nutrela (textured soy protein) in warm water for 5 minutes...and then nuked that for about 3 minutes too...mixed with the mashed potatoes and salt, and a tbsp of oil...made tikkis and microwaved them for about 2-3 minutes. Then, just put them on a slightly greased nonstick tava (griddle) to get the 'crust'...sure loved tikkis without the frying :)With spicy chhole it was a nice filling protein-packed meal!!
    Love your chocolate mayo cake mika..will try soon!!

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  7. I love plaintains...I want to eat this..
    Now I am going to eat this in my home ..

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  8. Are they supposed to come out crispy? Mine weren't and I left them in an extra 30 seconds.

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