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Banana Chips

Dried Banana Chips Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Preserved Recipes
Cuisine Filipino


  • matured bananas saba variety
  • .05 percent sodium metabisulfite solution
  • Fat or oil for frying


How to make Banana Chips:

  • Use unripe but matured bananas (saba variety).
  • Peel by hand and immerse immediately in .05 percent sodium metabisulfite solution for 15 minutes.
  • Cut the sulfited peeled bananas crosswise, about 1/8 inch thick, using a stainless steel knife.
  • Soak again the sliced bananas in the same concentration of metabisulfite solution for one hour to prevent browning.
  • Remove slices from the soaking medium and boil them in water for 30 seconds.
  • Spread blanched slices in sinamay covered wooden frames and dry in the sun or in an oven at 70 °C for from 3 to 4 hours until the slices are dry with a minimum moisture level of from 3 to 5 percent.
  • Fry in thick fat and sprinkle with fine salt.
  • Anti-oxidants may be added to prevent rancidity when chips are to be stored for some time.