Who likes bananas? Everybody!
Ok, maybe not everybody. But, most people love bananas.
There are so many different things to do with bananas. Banana pudding, banana bread, banana pancakes, banana ice cream! We often think of bananas as a sweet food, but here in PNG they are thought of as a savory food.
Plantains vs Bananas
For the most part, we think of plantains and think that’s the only kind of banana we can do savory things with. But that’s not necessarily the case. Pretty much everything you can do with a plantain, you can do with any variety of green bananas.
There are so many different kinds of bananas! If you’re in a tropical country, you know what I mean! Banana that taste like apples, pears, bananas....orange bananas, red bananas, yellow bananas, and white bananas. We all have different names for the different kinds, so I’m not even going to try to name them!
People are always selling us green bananas. A lot of times we hang the bananas and let them get ripe. But sometimes, we like to make savory treats with them.
Our favorite treat to make with green bananas are Double Fried Bananas.
Peel your green bananas. You may want to wear gloves when you do this as the sap from the green bananas is VERY sticky.
Slice the bananas into inch thick rounds.
Fry bananas in hot oil until soft all the way through.
Remove from oil and smash the banana rounds with a cup or plate.
Fry bananas a second time. When the edges start to brown, remove from the oil and season with salt.
It’s that easy! These taste so good! You can’t just eat one or two of these chips!
So, the next time you have a stock of green bananas, and you’re tired of waiting for them to ripen, try these banana chips! You’ll love them!
Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬