Down here they deep fry the plantain. Twice. And sometimes they are then topped with melted cheese. I wonder if the healthfulness of Colombian cooking is correlated to the high rate of liposuction? These are called patacones - had a good one last night, in fact. It's about the only way I eat something in so close relation to the banana.
April 28, 2006 9:37 AM
I love plantain!
It's delicious with a goat curry!
unfortunately my blog is on blogspot...
April 28, 2006 10:04 AM
ooishigal - give us the url with an edit.
Such as myblog.blogspotDOTcom.
April 28, 2006 10:51 AM
I like black plantains simply panfried in peanut oil into which a bit of butter has been melted.
That is the Cuban way--with black beans and rice (Moros y Christianos) and Vaca Frita or Ropa Vieja, they are fantastic.
April 28, 2006 11:44 AM
This was my first time ever cooking with plantains. I'm glad its brought some great suggestions. Barbara, I like the Cuban suggestion. I've always loved Cuban food.
April 28, 2006 12:19 PM
I use to cook plantain here in French Guyana
They taste great in curry or whith fish.
April 28, 2006 12:46 PM
It's delicious,i'll try your recipe. We served it usually with fish
April 28, 2006 4:15 PM
We use this dark plantains too..dip in a batter of all purpose flour and deep fry, sometimes with a coconut filling.
April 30, 2006 5:01 PM
THe best thing about -PLaintins is that they are low in Fat Quantity and rich in CAlories. So , all you foodies out there who are looking to fill your stomachs without putting on weight , plaintians are asure and healthy substitute for rich food low in nourishment qualities.
May 1, 2006 6:09 AM
when i lived in west africa all the street vendors would take the blackest plantains, deep fry them in red palm oil, and serve them with a chili tomato paste. Mmmmmm!
May 3, 2006 11:26 AM
I want to know whar Sweet Plantains are.
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