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Great Ecuador Treat: Plantain Chips

Posted in: Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel, Traveling Kids

So, before we came here I didn’t even know plantains existed,(so you can see that I  didn’t know plantain chips existed).

So What is a Plantain Anyway?

Well it’s a banana-like… thing, vegetable or fruit, I don’t know, Its starchy like a potato and sweet like a banana! Pretty interesting.

Here there are about 3 main brands, my fave is Platanitos, translation : little plantains. They come plain, sweet and lemon, my fave is lemon!

Here are some pics:

plantain-chips fresh-plantains

They’re a little strong for chica, but she likes to lick them (I don’t eat them after).

Hungry for more? Here are 10 ways to prepare plantains – sweet and savory.

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Meet the Author

Drew Haines is an animal enthusiast, travel writer, and content marketer. She loves to share her passion through her writing. She is the founder and owner of EverywhereWild Media, EverywhereWild, and co-founder and owner of JustBirding. She also writes on GringosAbroad and Storyteller Travel. She lived in Ecuador for 6 years and explored the Galapagos Islands. Currently based in N.S., Canada.

6 comments… add one
  • Drew Haines Sep 10, 2012, 7:52 am

    Thanks guys! I sure eat a lot of them!

  • Becky Humphreys Apr 10, 2012, 6:31 am

    Hey Drew! What a happy surprise! I just decided to check your blog today- sorry I haven’t seen it before now!

    Mmmm! Platanitos sounds awesome! What is it most like? Besides plantains…

    When you and your parents come to visit the next time, let us know so we can get together!

    Sending lots of hugs for everyone, and several more for you! 🙂

  • Cheree Butt Jan 28, 2012, 11:40 am

    Hi Drew. great job, and really good pic’s. I love the one of your dog, Chica. I bet she loves the plantains or at least the salt. I like them to a can’t wait to have some more when I come to visit again. Keep up the great work. Nanny

  • Popa Jan 17, 2012, 6:14 am

    Hi Drew,

    You picked a good topic for me . Food is always of interest to me and plantain chips are very good. Your Dad does an awesome job of frying up plantain too.

    Chica is looking good too. I don’t think I would eat her leftovers either.


  • Nana Jan 17, 2012, 6:08 am

    I am so glad to see you have blogged again. Didn’t know it was there until today. It’s a great blog. I am so glad you don’t eat them after Chica licks them. 🙂

    • Drew Haines Nov 9, 2012, 5:42 pm

      Hi Nana,

      Ya, if I ate them after Chica licked them, well that would just be GROSS!

      Thanks for the comment!

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