Banana chips are slices of bananas that are deep fried, baked or dehydrated to become crispy, it is then coated with sugar, honey, salt or spices. A popular snack item in India and in the Philippines this snack is a better and healthier alternative to the potato chips. So instead of putting that junk food in your child’s lunchbox try this out, kids will love this sweet and crispy treat, it’s like having candies and chips at the same time.
5 pcs firm bananas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 cups ice water
2 tbsp salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
- Add 1 tbsp salt and turmeric into the ice water.
- Peel banana and slice it using a mandolin, place sliced bananas in the ice water mixture.
- Keep bananas in water for 10 minutes then drain.
- Lay bananas in a heavy duty paper towel to remove excess water.
- Prepare oil for deep frying.
- Prepare salt water by mixing 1 tbsp of salt with 1 tbsp of water.
- Deep fry the bananas until crisp. Place only few slices at a time to avoid overcrowding. Once bananas are nearly done pour salt water into the oil (warning this will splatter).
- Remove the bananas and drain excess oil. Set aside in a heavy duty paper towel to remove excess oil.
- In a sauce pan mix together the syrup ingredients then let it boil, simmer until it thickens around 2/3 of the original volume.
- Remove syrup from heat then dip banana chip sin the syrup. Place chips in a wire rack to drain excess liquid. Set aside and let it dry.
- When it’s totally dried store in an airtight container.