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Fried Plantains

Ingredients

2 green plantains
Canola oil for frying
kosher salt to taste

Plantains are a staple in Latin America and the Caribbean islands. They look very much like bananas, but are a different species. They are very starchy and take well to frying.  As plantains ripen skin becomes more yellow and the flesh becomes softer and sweeter.

  • In order the peel the plantain cut the ends off, then cut lengthwise along the ridges, just to the surface of the flesh. Peel the skin away in sections.
  • Split the plantains in two lengthwise.
  • Cut the plantain in to bite sized slices(lengthwise) and rub a small amount of salt on each side of the plantain chips.
  • Fry the plantains for about 1o minutes in hot oil.
  • Remove plantains from the oil drain and then mash flat with a potato masher or a heavy pan.
  • Place the plantains back in to the pan and fry until they begin to turn brown. About 5 minutes, turning once.
 

Servings

4

Prep

10 min

Cook

15 min

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Skill Level

Easy