Here's a fried plantain recipe that makes a fun substitute for French fries. Crisp, sweet, oily, and as salty as desired!
The plantain is closely related to the banana. Unlike bananas, however, plantains are always cooked.
In Latin American and Caribbean cooking, the plantain is treated as a vegetable, and cooked in many different ways and at various stages of ripeness.
Plantains are usually for sale near the bananas at the supermarket or natural food store. They look like spoiled bananas!
The plantain starts out green, turns yellow, and eventually turns black.
It is ripe when its skin is completely black. It will be slightly soft to the touch.
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