Banana Chips

Banana Chips


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This is a recipe from Kenya where potatoes are not as common as bananas. They are delicious and healthy.

Victoria M.H.

Serves: 6 

  • 5 small unripe (green) bananas
  • oil for frying
  • salt to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Peel the bananas using a knife, as they are not ripe and will not peel like a yellow banana. Slice into chips.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy deep frying pan over medium-high heat. If you have a deep-fryer, heat the oil to 190 degrees C. Place the banana chips into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oil, and drain on kitchen paper. Pat off the excess oil, and season with salt. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (5)


I didn't tell my husband these were bananas and he ate the whole plate of fries! Mistake on my part, an hour later when I told him what they were, he became a little testy! Just goes to show ya, it's mostly psychological with food. I fried these in olive oil to make them even more healthy. Thanks for sharing your recipe! - 29 Sep 2008


This is an excellent french fries substitute. I am not a banana person I don't like the flavour at all. These taste like french fries if you get the small green bananas. I know some people can't have potatoes ie arthritis or just dieting. It's worth it. They may seem a little more dense but add a dash of salt and they'll be gone really fast. - 29 Sep 2008


Yum, Amazing! With a little tomato sauce, you couldn't tell the difference! Be sure to use small green bananas, and cut them really thin!! - 29 Sep 2008

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