“Free Style” Plantain Crunchies

Ingredients (serves 3)

  • 3 plantains in all stages of ripeness
  • 100 g Vietnamese green rice
  • 50 g tempura powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 120 ml water
  • Salt, pepper, oil for frying

How it is done

Chop the plantains into bite-sized chunks. There are various ways of coating the plantains:

1) With tempura batter: Add tempura powder to cold water and stir to a smooth batter

2) With green rice: Mix green rice with flour

3) With ready-coated plantains plain flour: Beat 2 eggs and sprinkle a little flour on a deep plate

Bread the plaintains using one or all of the various coatings in egg and then flour and deep-fry. Brown plantains are especially good with an egg coating, green and green-yellow ones with all other coatings. Green plantains can be deep-fried without any coating, but should be lightly salted afterwards. Different flavours are created depending on the ripeness of the fruit, from the potato-like flavour of green plantains to the taste of a dessert banana with dark plantains. We recommend serving with a selection of sauces for dipping, e.g. soy or garlic sauce.

Preparation: 10 min.

Difficulty level: very easy

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