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Recipe: Mashed Plantains

Mashed Plantains

Mashed Plantains

Little man loves Plantains and this is another one of Dad’s creations for him. He still likes the Plantain Pudding Dad made earlier for him too.

Ingredients:

3 Plantains
2Tbs Butter
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

Bring a pot of water to boil. Cut the ends of a very ripe (black) plantain. Slice the skin down the middle to remove. Slice each plantain into rounds and boil until fully cooked (20 minutes). Drain and rinse the plantain rounds. Return to pan and add butter and cinnamon. Mash the plantains with the butter and cinnamon. If the mixture is too thick, add water or milk until you’ve reached you’re desired consistency. It will solidify more as it cools.

Recipe: Manduros – Fried Sweet Plantains

Fried Sweet Plantains

Manduros – Fried Sweet Plantains

Plantains are ripe when they have blackened. This is a cousin of the banana. We didn’t have enough oil to fill the pan 1″ so we had our slices about 1/4″ thick this time.

Ingredients:

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Plantain

Instructions:

Heat one inch of canola or vegetable oil on medium heat. Peel a ripe plantain (black) and cut slices at an angle, about 3/4″ thick. Fry on both sides until browned. Serve hot.

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