Plantain Chips with Chipotle Cheese Dip

I love plantains and wanted an easy healthy appetizer, so I came up with this. I used my homemade Chipotle Sauce, which can be substituted for any hot or chile pepper sauce.

I used 1 large plantain, sliced them into thin round “chips”. I sprayed a flat grill pan with spray oil and cooked them on Medium heat until they were mostly cooked. Then I popped them into a pan and put in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes while I made the dip.

Use 1/4 of a package cream cheese with 2-3 tablespoons of Chipotle Sauce/Chili Sauce or Hot Sauce. Mix in Salt and Cracked pepper.

Wait until your plantains are semi-cooled before topping them with the Cream Cheese or they will melt. Top with garnish, like bell pepper or cilantro sprig.

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Homemade baked corn chips

One day I decided to make my own chips and I was glad I did. These turned out to be our favorite little chips for homemade dips.

Cut corn tortillas in 8 triangle pieces using a knife or kitchen scissors. Heat oven to 350 Degrees and prepare baking sheets with wax paper or parchment paper and lightly sprayed with cooking oil. Arrange the chips and bake for 15-20 minutes. We like them a little more crispy, so 20 usually works.

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Cilantro Rice with a Fried Egg

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While I love fried eggs with anything, I love them with rice. I make this cilantro rice. Can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Cilantro Rice

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil (optional)
  1. Bring the water to boil in a pot, I like to use a bigger pot to ensure that it doesn’t boil over. A 2-quart saucepan for one to two cups of uncooked rice is a good size.
  2. When the water has come to a boil, stir in the rice, salt, and butter (if using), and bring it back to a gentle simmer.
  3.  Cover the pot and turn the heat down to low. Don’t take off the lid while the rice is cooking — this lets the steam out and affects the cooking time. Total 15-18 minutes.
  4. Add in Cilantro Sauce while stirring the fluffy rice.

Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Cracked Salt
  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until fully pureed. This will produce a very flavorful cilantro sauce. Store up to a week.