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Plantains a la yummy

For this you need:
1/2 tsp orange peel (they sell it with the spices. You don't need to get an orange and shred the peel)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice (little goes a long way with this)
1/2 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 chopped apricot
1 black plantain, cut into sixteen parts
1 tsp olive oil

Alright, your plantain should look like this:
correct color

and you should have it cut up like this:
how to cut

Your onions should be cut like this:

In wok or large frying pan bring oil to low to medium heat:
temp on stove
Coat pan once oil is warm then sprinkle spices over pan. Add onions and stir around until they are evenly coated and sizzling a bit. Then and plantain. More around until these are evenly coated as well. Cover and cook for 8-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apricot and cover for five more minutes or until there are braised brown parts covering most of the plantain pieces, making sure to stir a few more times before done.

finished product


Jul. 17th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
hahaha, yeah, that's what I thought. They're in the same family but not the same thing. Depending on the level or ripeness makes a difference in how you cook them and what they're considered closer to. When the outside is black the way the one I used was it's more like a banana, but sturdier. When they're just fresh, yellow/green on the outside, you can slice them really thin, fry them, and serve them as chips. OMG, so GOOD. If you ever look under a tag I have called chef_drama, or something like that, he used to cook them like that all the time and I fell in love with them.