Ola Platanos! Who doesn’t love plaintains? Fried plantains are very popular in Central American, West African and Caribbean cuisine. If I see it on the menu, I tend to order it. They are just so yummy. They are high in fiber, potassium and Vitamins A and C.
I made some for Simone for the first time today. Plantains can be cooked in many different ways. They can be cooked as vegetable curry or just fried in a little bit of oil. They can be served as finger foods for toddler or you can mash them and serve it as a solid food for infants.
For this recipe you need to have very ripe plantains. You can tell when they are ripe because their skin turns black.
Here’s the recipe:
2 overripe plantains
1 tsp butter (you could just use cooking oil spray)
Low fat sour cream to garnish
- Peel the plantains and cut them into thin piece lengthwise.
- Add the butter in a frying pan and set heat to medium.
- Peel the plantains and cut them into thin pieces length wise.
- Fry in the pan on both sides for about 2 minutes each.
- Garnish with Sour Cream.
The Verdict: Absolutely Yummy!