Unripe plantain chips (ipekere).

Unripe plantain is a very popular snacks in Nigeria. It is made from unripe (green) plantain. Unripe plantain chips are crunchy and tasty.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


4 green plantains

Oil for frying

Salt to taste


Frying method

– Peel and cut the plantains with a sharp knife or slicer. Slice plantain thinly.

– Sprinkle the plantain with salt.

– Preheat oil in the frying pan or deep fryer.

– Fry the plantain for about 3 to 5 minutes or until they are golden brown.

– Remove the plantain from the oil and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.

– Repeat the process until all plantains are fried.

Baking method

– After cutting the plantain into thin slices, put in a bowl and add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil.

– sprinkle the plantain with salt

– Toss till plantain slices are well coated.

– Arrange the sliced plantain on a parchment paper.

– Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown at the edges.

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