These Haitian plantain chips, known as papita, are crispy and salty. The perfect snack. |

Papita, Haitian Plantain Chips

These papita or plantain chips are perfect as is as a snack or with your favorite dips and spreads. You will find endless recipes on the blog including my TĂȘte de Maure spread, herring chiquetaille or mousse, spicy mango salsa and avocado pineapple salad.

I have not included proportions here as it will all depend on how much chips you want to prepare. Do keep in mind that they tend to disappear quickly from your plate. They're that good and addictive.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • Green plantains
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Wash and peel your plantains
  2. Using a mandolin, thinly slice the raw plantains lengthwise
  3. In a pot, heat some oil until sizzling hot
  4. Add the plantain slices one at a time in the hot oil
  5. Fry until golden and crispy
  6. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel
  7. Season with salt to taste
  8. Enjoy as chips with your favorite dip or spread.