This is just another one of my crazy concoctions. All these ingredients are elements in Dominican cooking and this is how a Sunday afternoon snack is born in our home. In this case, I decided to call this recipe Loaded Dominican Plantain Chips.
I used ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry and it worked out great! I am also a huge sucker for a fried egg with a soft yolk on basically anything so it had to go on top of this for sure.
Where can I find Dominican salami (salchichon)?
Dominican salami is easily found in most Latin Caribbean neighborhoods like Washington Heights in New York, parts of New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut. In my case, my mom will bring salami frozen when she visits me in AZ or I will order from El Latino Foods. They have a wide variety of Latin American products and their brands’ salami/salchichon is super close in taste. So I highly recommend you try them out.
Where can I find Queso Tropical?
It’s a cheese brand that you also find in most Latin neighborhoods. They have two types, one is re regular more crumbly cheese and then they have the frying one (queso de freir). You can also order from Amazon but the blocks of this cheese are super big and expensive. More for restaurants in my opinion. I suggest you also get your Queso at El Latino Foods. The cheeses very closely match the flavor of Queso Tropical which is great!
Where can I find plantain chips?
I find my chips or strips at my local supermarket. Usually where you find popcorn and tortilla chips. Some are salted, no salt or even with added flavoring like lime and more. I prefer the regular salted chips and I don’t add salt to any other ingredients in the recipe.
Loaded Dominican Plantain Chips
- 1 bag plantain chips or strips
- 1 medium onion, sliced red or yellow
- 2 tbsp corn oil
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
For the Salami/Salchichon
- 10 1/2 inch salami round slices, each round cut in strips
- 1 tbsp corn oil
For the fried eggs
- 2 to 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup corn oil
Other ingredients for topping
- 5 oz Queso Tropical crumbled
- chopped cilantro to taste
- In a medium size microwavable bowl, place the sliced onions, oil and vinegar. Stir and microwave for about 4 minutes. If you'd like more tender onions, give it 30 seconds to 1 more minute.
- Prep salami.
- In a skillet, add a tsp oil over medium heat. Fry the salami strips and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the rest of the oil and increase heat to high. When the oil is hot, use a lid begin to fry the eggs until they are cooked to your liking. I like a runny yolks so in a minute or so, my eggs are done.
- I also use a spoon to splash the eggs over the top with some of the oil. Cooks the top faster.
- Once eggs are done, set eggs aside and assemble the platter quickly.
- Chips at the bottom, topped with salami, crumbled cheese, onion relish and it's oil, the fried eggs and chopped cilantro.