Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Plantain chips


I love plantain chips no it's very serious, everytime someone is coming from Ghana I ask for plantain chips lol so the craving got real and I decided to do it myself. It's not like they sell in Ghana but it's pretty darn close lol!

Ingredients:

  • 2 green or yellow plantain(depending on what you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (less if you don't want it overly salty)
  • Oil for frying 

Method 

  1. Peel and wash plantains. Cut into very thin slices the shape is your choice but make sure you cut it as thin as possible(that gives you the crunchy-ness of plantain chips). You can also use a potato peeler to slice the plantain into thin slices. 
  2. I soaked mine in salt water for 15 mins before frying(you can choose to skip this part and just add salt after frying), heat up oil on medium heat and fry until its golden yellow.(see pictures for guidance)..
Stages

Theedee's yummy plantain chips :-D


I used a potato peeler to achieve this style plantain chips

Waffles

I finally got my hands on a belgian waffle maker SO I said goodbye to frozen waffles and decided to make my own. They weren't too sweet or too blah they were just right for my taste buds. GO THEEDEE!!! LOL


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar(more or less depending on your sugar preference)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of milk(or more depending on how thin you want the batter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
Method:

  1. In a separate bowl mix eggs,milk,butter and vanilla. Set aside. 
  2. Heat up the waffle iron
  3. Combine the flour,sugar,salt and baking powder, then slowly pour in the egg mixture, mix thoroughly and then spray waffle with cooking spray(I used PAM), laddle into the waffle iron(Cook until its golden brown) until there's no more batter left. 
  4. Serve immediately with bacon and scrambled eggs, or fruits,whipped cream and syrup whatever your taste buds are in the mood for
Ps: This made about 6 waffles depending on how much batter you put in the iron.
This is how my batter was coz I like my waffles very thick

I put this up to show you what not to do(DO NOT OVER FILL YOUR IRON like I did :(, the cleanup was real) 

Served with strawberries

Served with turkey bacon and scrambled eggs :-)