Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fried Plantain Recipe

You will need

Plantain ripe ( yellow and very blemished with brown spots, and soft)
Vegetable oil

Take a deep pan and fill with about an inch of oil.
Turn on heat to Medium high. Peel and slice Plantain.

Place one in oil. If oil sizzles it is ready then you can put the rest of the prepared plantain in pan. Lower heat if the sizzle is to intense. Every stove is different and it is a matter of having the oil hot, but not to hot. Be careful, hot oil burns and yes, most of us are aware of this. Keep all pan handles away from you in the standing/walking area of stove top. This is a reminder for all cooking on the stove top.
I usually heat on medium high then turn it to medium for frying. Check with slotted metal utensil to see if underneath is golden and starting to brown. If so start turning them over. This only takes a few minutes.

Once both sides have become golden brown. You can take them out and place them on some paper towel to drain.

Now you want to mash them and place them back into the heating oil again.

Some people use a fork, bottom of glass bottle, spatula, ect. whatever works for you.

Do the same thing as earlier said. wait a few minutes and then check underneath for a deeper darker bronze color and then turn them over and wait for them to be the same or darker on other side. Take out and place on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and let cool.

Yum. Lets eat.