Monday, July 27, 2009

Fried Plaintain

Choose a plaintain. The riper it is, the sweeter it is; green ones taste more like potatoes, whereas the riper ones are a little more like bananas. I'd like to see if this works with bananas as we know them in the US, too.

Next, cut it up and squash each piece, top down so that the little brown bits are still in the center. My host family uses two wooden paddles. I wonder if a flat spatula on a cutting board would work.

Dip each piece in salt water before putting in the frying pan with plenty of olive oil. When they are crunchy on the outside, they are ready! Drain them. Paper towels would probably work well here.

Serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. before you squash the plaintain remember to let it fried in the oil first. Than remove and squash and pass it in the salt water and let it frie so that it can be chrunch,chrunch and very tasty. If you do not do that you my ask why you cannot squash it and why it keep runing away.