October 28, 2020

Prep for Success Recipes: Plantain chips with warm cilantro dipping sauce


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Cayman Prep and High School have produced a book of multi-cultural family recipes that everyone can enjoy.

It was made possible through the selfless efforts of the parents of Cayman Prep students who worked tirelessly to see the project through to fruition.

iNews will be serializing local and world recipes from Prep to Success which is available to buy at Cayman Prep and High School, Diver’s Supply & Book Nook.

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories 1088, Protcin4.501 Gm, Carbs 33.11 Gm, Fat109.7 Gm, Cholesterol 0 mg, Dietary Fiber 2.087 Gm, Sugor0.03 Gm, Sodium 682.2 mg, Calcium 89.82 mg, Potassium 704.5, lron4 .515 mg


1.    Trim off ends of plantains, and cut 4 vertical slits in skin of each (do not cut into fruit).

2.     Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power, then pull off peel; cut diagonally into slices.

3.     Pour both oils into a 3” to 4” deep frying pan; bring to Medium-High heat.

4.    Working in batches, add plantain   to the pan, and cook until golden  brown, turning occasionally, for about 4 minutes.

5.     Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

6.    Cool slightly.    Serve with warm cilantro dipping sauce.

Warm Cilantro Dipping Sauce

1.    Blend first 4 ingredients in food processor until cilantro is finely chopped, about 15 seconds; transfer mixture to medium heatproof bowl

2.     Heat oil in a skillet over Medium heat until hot; slowly whisk into cilantro mixture.

3.    Mix in ho t sauce; season   to taste with salt and pepper, and transfer to a small bowl.

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