Banana Chip - Uses and Variations

Uses and Variations

The chips are often part of muesli and nut mixes.

Other chips, such as patacones, are salty.

Similar chips called chifle are made from plantains, the family of fruit that bananas come from. (In tropical Latin American cultures, all bananas are considered plantains, but not all plantains are bananas.) Bananas are the small sweet fruits and plantains are the large fruits. In Kerala, under-ripe plantains are used to make salted and sweet chips. These deep-fried plantain chips are also quite popular in the southeastern part of Mexico. Specially in the state of Tabasco where the company Charricos produces and commercializes an assortment of sweet, salty and spicy plantain snacks.

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