It's already the end of the month. This means that it is almost the end of the LTU event which I'm hosting. So my last entry for the event is about my attempt at making the addictive Banana Chips, also known as Kerepek Pisang.
Kerepek pisang brings back memories of my younger days... To supplement the family income, my parents made kerepek pisang at home & supply it to shops & snack stalls at the market. My mum would use a huge kuali into which bottles of oil were poured. She would fry the chips while my father & I helped to pack them. Now, my mum still fries the chips but only for home consumption.
My family loves snacking on kerepek pisang but we usually just buy the ready made ones since it's so widely available in shops & markets. Last week's attempt was really my first time frying the chips myself. I wanted to use pisang tanduk but since I could not find any green ones, I decided to use pisang kepok/nipah instead. I think pisang tanduk tastes so much better.
Update (5 April 2015):
I managed to find some green pisang tanduk on Friday. Below is a shot of the pisang tanduk chips. Not only do the bright yellow chips look prettier but also taste better!
Banana Chips a.k.a. Kerepek Pisang
bananas (young & green)
vegetable oil for deep frying
- Peel the bananas. Set aside.
- Mix salt & water. Set aside.
- Heat up the oil in a deep frying pan or kuali.
- Using a handheld vegetable slicer, slice bananas directly into the hot oil.
- Sprinkle a few tsps of salt solution onto the sliced bananas.
- Fry until crispy.
- Leave to cool completely. Then store in an airtight container.
- I've not included the amount for the ingredients used as I think you can just estimate it.
- I used pisang kepok/nipah. You may also use pisang tanduk, another preferred type of banana when making banana chips. I prefer the taste of pisang tanduk.
- The amount of salt & water needed will depend on your preference & the amount of bananas.