Fried Sweet Plantains

By Melissa Nestor - June 18, 2015



Fried Plantains are a Caribbean delicacy.  Plantains are similar to bananas. They grow in a variety of tropical countries. On almost any island you are guaranteed to find this sweet treat. When the plantain is ripe you can enjoy the sweet natural flavors by frying in a little oil. This treat is so addictive.  If you have never tried it before you're in for a big surprise. Its natural and healthy which makes it even more appealing to the taste buds. Frying the plantains bring out the rich caramelized flavors of the plantains. Enjoy this sweet treat at your own risk. You'll love it!

Ingredients

1 Ripe Plantain
2 Tablespoons oil for frying
1/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
A Pinch of Ginger Powder


Directions:

1.  Peel plantain by cutting the tips of both ends off, making a long slit along the skin using a knife from top to bottom (be careful not to pierce knife to deep to cut the plantain) and remove skin.


2.  Cut plantain in several diagonal slices.

3.  To a frying pan add 2 tablespoons of oil.  Turn on stove and allow oil to heat for about minute.
4.  Place plantain in hot frying pan and  fry until each individual slice is golden brown on each side.
5.  Remove from heat and sprinkle with a little cinnamon powder, sugar and ginger powder to your taste.


I also really enjoy these without any sugar, cinnamon or ginger powder. The natural flavors are so enticingly delicious. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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