Ever since my success with the baked potato wedges, I’ve been itching to try baked versions of crisps, chips and fries. This here must be the easiest, healthiest vazhakkai chips around. You’ll need oil only for greasing the baking tray and nowhere else. Just slice thin and pop into oven to bake. Once done, remove from oven and toss with salt. I actually didn’t even bother with the salt. It seemed just fine as it is. I used just one vazhakkai which yields one small cup of chips. You might want to use more vazhakkai/raw bananas when you’re making these for the entire family. These would make tasty and healthy after school snacks for kids. You could slice them lengthwise and pair them with a fruit dip for a filling nutritious snack. I am sending these to Srivalli’s Blogging Marathon for the theme – After School bites.
I envy all those bloggers who get to spend hours photographing their food. I usually get just 5 minutes. In that 5 minutes, my kids create as much damage as they can like pictured here. This is actually a very decent, very basic demonstration of their activities.
Prep time: 3 mins
Baking time: 15 mins
Makes: 20 chips
Raw Banana – 1
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
Oil – 1 tsp to grease the tray
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Grease a baking tray with oil.
2. Peel the raw banana and slice into really fine slices. Arrange in a single layer on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Remove to a bowl. Sprinkle salt and black pepper powder (if using) and toss well. Serve.