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Kids in the Kitch: Baked Plantain Chips

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BATON ROUGE- This morning Kylie Dixon was back in the kitchen at Pennington Biomedical, making a snack that's easy to make and great to take on the go. Check out this week's Kids in the Kitchen segment to learn how to make some tasty cinnamon sugar baked plantain chips.

2 green plantains
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar or no calorie sugar substitute (granular not liquid)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Peel the plantain with a sharp knife. Then slice the plantains as thinly as possible with a mandolin or knife.
3. In a bowl, combine plantain slices, olive oil, and seasonings. Stir gently to coat the plantain chips.
4. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place a single layer of plantains on the parchment paper.
5. Place cookie sheet in oven for 16 to 20 minutes. Turn plantains after 8 minutes.
6. Plantain chips are done when they start to brown around the edges. Remove from oven and serve.
7. Chips are best served warm. You can also cool the plantain chips on a baking rack lined with paper towels to soak up any extra oil, and serve them at room temperature, too. Plantain chips keep for about one day.



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