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Plantains as side dish or dessert


  • Select yellow skin plantains for savory dish or dark brown to black for sweet serving. The skin is thicker than bananas.


The yellow skin plantains are not as ripe and will yield bread like texture. Peel and cut up like cubed potatoes for stews to add wonderful texture. It is mild flavored, blends well and does not conflict other seasonings. Or to serve alone and plain, sauté in vegetable oil for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Can sprinkle with a pinch (1/8 tsp) sea salt after sautéing.

Ripen plantains are sweet. Peel and slice lengthwise, sauté in a nut oil for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Or fry thick slices in hot peanut or grapeseed oil until brown. Drain and serve. For dessert sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.