Seeing as it is the season for sweaters, snacking, and cosying up to a roaring fire, I’m excited to share my favourite fall/autumn movie night snack and movie routine with you. As a movie and snack lover, I’ve been down to business recipe brainstorming day and night.
I have my favourite snacks, including original popcorn, but almost all of the other ones are fruit and vegetable based (because they often have the texture that I like when cooked or baked and because of the health benefits). But when it comes down to it, I would enjoy plantains all day every day if I could. Although my favourite way to eat plantains is fried soft and ripe, another way I love to eat plantains is when they’re chips. So, that’s the recipe I’m bringing to you today.
Plantains chips are best when they’re served hot and spiced, but they also taste good at room temperature. It’s personal preference.
Pumpkin 🎃 Spice Plantain Chips
What you’ll need:
1 Mandolin or 1 very sharp slicing knife
1 bowl (large enough to hold the plantains and mix them around)
2-3 Baking sheets
1 Roll of parchment paper
At least 2 plantains, green and firm
Pumpkin spice mix (which is comprised of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, & cloves)
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil 🌶 🌽
1 shaker of cinnamon sugar (which is comprised of cinnamon and sugar), optional – for finishing when hot.
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F
2. Put parchment paper on your cookie sheet(s)
Method: With your mandolin or sharp knife, slice your plantains thinly. Next, get your bowl and pour your spices all over the sliced plantains, and mix, with your hands, to ensure that the spices cover the sliced plantain pieces.
Next, add the oil and carefully stir to ensure that the plantains are fully covered in oil. Finally, put the plantains on your prepared cookie sheets, in a single layer – so they’re not touching.
Bake at 400 F for 8 minutes. At the 8 minute mark remove your plantains from the oven, and hit them with a dusting of the optional cinnamon sugar. You might also hit them with a sprinkling of salt if that’s the flavour you prefer. Serve as soon as you can.
So, I don’t know about you, but I like to have a cosy lay-in session when I watch a movie. I like to be surrounded by warm blankets, and I like to have a (small) bowl of snacks.
As for my favourite films? My taste is kind of all over the place and kind of not (when you think about the themes of my favourite films). I like everything from films about magic and acceptance of all creatures to films about true love, more true love, true love again, films about high school, films about everlasting love, and films about friendship and living and loving in a big city. I love it all.
1. Harry Potter (all of them):
2. The Sound of Music:
3. The Princess Bride
4. Ever After
5 The Breakfast Club
6. Forrest Gump
7. Sex and The City (The 1st film)
I hope that you enjoy my very simple snack recipe. Please do subscribe to this blog because more recipes (and indeed more content overall) are coming in the new year.