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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Banana Chips (Kerepek Pisang)

I asked my hubby to chop the fruiting banana tree before the bananas get riped. We just chopped one tree not long ago & two more trees are currently fruiting. Oh.... we had enough bananas so I thought this time I'm going to turn the young bananas into chips so that  I don't have to end up with banana kuih everyday again if it ripes.

It took me whole morning slicing & frying the bananas but it worths the effort as it is sooo crispy & tasty. I adjusted the level of salt to my taste (don'tlike it salty) & it just perfect! The whole bunch of bananas produces a huge tupperware of chips:

 Here is simple way to make banana chips:

Young Bananas
A lot of oil for deep frying

1. Peel the bananas & soaked in salty water just for a while.
Drain in a colander.

2. Heat up a lot of oil in a big wok.
Slice bananas directly into the hot oil.
Fry until crispy (do not brown).

3. Cool & keep in an airtight container.

On request of TC Leow, here is the picture of the slicer that I used:


  1. Oh, u soak them before u fry. I tot Malays like to put concentrated salt solution into the frying wok at the end of the frying session.

  2. Wow, I love that! Love to eat chips! ;)

  3. Wendy,
    yeah, you are right that's the typical way. Anyway, I personally do not like to add salt to frying oil.

    You can eat as much as you like as I made really a lot!

  4. Along!!!!! teringin kita tau tgk kerepek pisang tuh..kita mmg suka sgt kerepek kiranya fav la..adoi mane den nak carik pisang putik long weih!! haiyaya tahan2..

  5. Hi Homekreation,

    Any type of banana can be used?


  6. Amy,
    Alala shian nya adikku sorang ni... amik je lah satu tupperware besor tu bawa balik...hehe

  7. TC Leow / Jean,
    I guess most types of bananas can be turned into chips and very rare are tasteless/bland when young. Make sure it has not yet soften otherwise your chips are not going to be crispy.

  8. Salam Along...
    Along sihat? rajinnye along buat kerepek satu bekas besor gitu.. kalau bab makan kejap je booleh licin ni...hehe

  9. Hi HomeKreation,

    Do I choose unripe banana that skin is still green in colour? In Singapore, I can only get ripe bananas at fruit stall.

    Is this pisang rajah that is used for goreng pisang?

    Thank you for your reply.

  10. Ijan,
    Wsalam. Memang dah abis pun Ijan...sekojap je ngap2 tak terasa...hehe

    TC Leow,
    Yes, you need to use unripe ones. Try to find in an open market where Malays are selling. Mine is pisang Abu.

  11. Hi HomeKreation,

    Can you post the type of slicer u used?

    Thank you very much for your help.

  12. Oooh...I love these crisps...way better than potato chips. Love the crunch...crunch...crunch. I would love to try this.


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