Thursday, February 10, 2011

Recipe: Fried Plantain

Fried Plantain!!!
Start with a raw plantain. Yes, it looks like a big banana. No dirty jokes, please! ;-)The second ingredient is canola oil. I thought about using olive oil, but that sounded gross to me. So I found my old stock of canola, which was mostly untouched. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a skillet. Wait for the oil to boil before adding the plantain.While the oil is heating up, slice up your plantain. It has a thicker skin than a banana, so you may need to cut the ends off first, then slice down the side of the peel before peeling.Cook in the oil, about 3 minutes on each side over medium-high heat. This was seriously the most delicious snack that I have ever cooked myself.


6 comments:

melissa said...

i've never had plantain. is it similar to eggplant? zucchini? banana's? lol

Florrie said...

i bet it would be REALLY good with coconut oil....
omnomnom

Jennifer said...

gonna have to try this! :)

Rae said...

I had plaintains years ago and loved them. I am going to buy one and try this, looks yummy!

Katie said...

Leah, it's really good to have them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some chocolate syrup. Nom nom =)

bethsjourney.com said...

I looove fried plantains! It's awesome when you make things like that at home becuase you can control the amount of oil that goes into them but they still turn out delicious!