Your earnings will depend on how much you can cook. It will take one day to cook 30 kilos worth of banana chips; and if you want to make the sugared kind, you have to cook the bananas a second time, so that takes up another day.
Believe or not, good banana chips are highly in-demand overseas. So be patient in perfecting your cooking skills — you may be looking at exporting your products soon.
Start-up capital is around P500. Time to finish: 1 to 2 days.
- 5 to 6 raw saba (plantain) bananas
- Sugar (optional)
- Peel bananas and put them in salted iced water.
- Slice bananas into bite-size pieces and lay across a cloth for 10 minutes to remove all moisture.
- Heat up the oil in the fryer until smoke is rising.
- Fry banana slices in one-layer batches for a minute or two or until crisp.
- Lift chips out with slotted spoon and lay on paper towels to remove oil.
- If you want to make the sweetened kind, sprinkle sugar heavily on the cooked bananas and leave overnight in a covered container.
- Fry again the next day.
- Remember to store your chips in an airtight container so that they do not lose their crunchiness.
How Much Will You Make
Your markup can be as high as 25%. Practically anyone can be a customer, so your selling possibilities are endless.
source: www.entrepreneur.com.ph, photos by OCS Alvarez