Long, thin strips of starchy plantains fry up quite quickly and can be tossed with many seasonings. Smoked paprika is a favorite.
- Peanut oil for frying
- 4 green plantains
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Heat oil in a deep fat fryer to 350°. Slice plantains lengthwise into thin strips on a mandoline. Fry for 3–4 minutes, turning often, or until well browned. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt and paprika.