Chifle

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Chifle is a side dish, snack food, or finger food of Peru and Ecuador.wikipedia
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Banana chip

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Chifle is not to be confused with banana chips.
Banana chips are similar to chifle, usually made from firmer, starchier fruit varieties of the genus Musa commercially called plantains or "cooking bananas".

Tostones

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It is known as chipilo in Bolivia; plataninas in Guatemala; pazhampori in South India; mariquitas (English: lady bugs) in Cuba; in Puerto Rico platanutres, platanitos in the Dominican Republic, and tostones or tostoncitos in Venezuela.
Chifle

Side dish

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Chifle is a side dish, snack food, or finger food of Peru and Ecuador.

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Chifle is a side dish, snack food, or finger food of Peru and Ecuador.

Finger food

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Chifle is a side dish, snack food, or finger food of Peru and Ecuador.

Peru

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In Peru chifle is typical of the Piura Region.

Piura Region

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In Peru chifle is typical of the Piura Region.

Cooking banana

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It consists of fried slices or strips of either ripe or green plantains seasoned with salt to taste.

Jerky

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Sometimes it is served with cancha serrana (pan-roasted maize) or shredded cecina (pork jerky).

Fyffes

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More recently, both ordinary and specially flavoured chifles have entered the European market as "plantain chips", produced and distributed by Fyffes of Ireland.

Ecuadorian cuisine

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Hispanic and Latino Americans

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Tortilla chips have surpassed potato chips in annual sales, and plantain chips popular in Caribbean cuisines have continued to increase sales.

Ceviche

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It is served in a bowl with toasted corn kernels as a side dish (fried green plantain chunks called "patacones", thinly sliced plantain chips called chifle, and popcorn are also typical ceviche side dishes).

Ecuadorians

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Generally, ceviches are served with fried plantain (chifles y patacones), popcorn or tostado.

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Chifle

Encebollado

Encebollado is usually served with banana chips, plantains, or bread as side dishes.

Ecuador

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Generally, ceviches are served with fried plantain (chifles y patacones), popcorn, or tostado.

Banana production in Ecuador

These are known as chifle s and are very popular, much like potato chips, used to accompany ceviches and many other dishes; the maque帽o type is especially good for chifles.

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Scimitar

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Chifle is a dish of Peru and Ecuador, consisting of fried slices of plantain. The term "chifle" most likely comes from the Arabic "chofre", which in Medieval Spain was used to refer to the blade of the sword, lending the name to the snack food of fried plantains sliced into circles with the blade of a sword.