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Old 01-12-2015, 08:52 AM
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Default I bought 2 plantains.....now how do I cook'em?

I can look it up but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience [recipe] they would like to share.
Mine are very green and not like the photo. Do I need to wait for them to turn brown?

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Old 01-12-2015, 10:21 AM
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This site has some good info.

How to Cook Plantains: 2 Delicious Recipes | Welcome to the Craftsy Blog!
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:17 PM
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Look at Bonnie's link.

I make my fried plantains the same wayyum.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:21 PM
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We had a friend from Puerto Rico. This is how she used to make them.

Ingredients

2 cups water
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil
2 green plantains

Directions

Combine water, garlic and salt in medium size glass bowl and set aside.

In a large (12-inch) saute pan, heat oil to 325 degrees F. Peel plantains and slice crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Carefully add plantains to oil and fry until golden yellow in color, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side. (The oil should come halfway up the side of the plantain). With a spider or slotted spoon, remove the plantains from the pan and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, standing them on their ends. With the back of a wide, wooden spatula, press each piece of plantain down to half its original size. Then place the plantains in the water and let soak for 1 minute. Remove and pat dry with a tea towel to remove excess water.

Bring oil back up to 325 degrees F and return plantains to pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 4 minutes per side. Remove to a dish lined with paper towels, and sprinkle with salt, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2003

Read more at: Fried Plantains Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:38 PM
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Thank you for trying to help a GID*
I think I know how to cook them. What I want to know is do I wait until the green peel turns brown. Don't spread this around but I think I found a sweet treat to bring to events and parties that is nutritious, exotic, easy to make and inexpensive.






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Slice 1/4" thick diagonally Fry in olive oil till golden brown edges brings out the sugar
dry on paper towel ..YUMMMY
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Slice 1/4" thick diagonally Fry in olive oil till golden brown edges brings out the sugar
dry on paper towel ..YUMMMY
Old people get cranky. DO I WAIT UNTIL THE SKIN GETS BROWN!
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From the internet:

The plantains get ripen/sweeten as they darken. For that you will want a sweeter/softer/riper plantain which should be pretty black. It won't be uniform, you'll see some yellow, but it will be soft to the touch and look rotten (just sans mold).

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If you read some of the comments on the link I posted they say you want them green so that when you smash them they don't fall apart.
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There are two different ways to cook plantains. If you want savory, go with green. If you want sweeter, go with brown.
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