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Fried Plantain

Fried Plantain is a comfort snack for South America here in US. But these days you don't have to be South American to eat this crispy and delicious snack.You can find Fried Plantain sold in any Chinese take out restaurant here.Here I would like share my Fried Plantain recipe with you.Hope you enjoy it:)
Ingredients:

3 pieces large firm-ripe plantains
1 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp fine sugar
1 cup oil
2 cloves fresg garlic,peeled and chopped






Method:

1:With a small sharp knife cut ends from each plantain and halve crosswise. Cut a lengthwise slit through skin along inside curve. Beginning in center of slit pry skin from plantain and with rippled blade of a mandolin or decorating knife cut flesh crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices.If it's too hard to pry the skin open,microwave the plantains for 1-2 minutes .Or blanch with hot water .

2:Prepare oil in skillet at medium heat ,fry cut plantains both side until golden brown,then remove to paper towel,set aside .

3:With the flat cleaver or with the back of a wide, wooden spatula, press each piece of plantain down to half its original size.Then re-fry again the flattened plantains for 1 minute each side.Dish out and sprinkle with sugar and salt in a medium bowl.Use the same skillet,drizzle with some oil to fry chopped garlic until fragrant not burnt.Then add in the plantains mixture again,mix well.Dish out and serve warm as side dish.






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7 comments:

Zue Murphy said...
April 24, 2009 at 7:21 AM

Fried plantain is very good. Easy to cook and I can fry it early in the morning before I go to work. Your fried plantain method looks good. I thought you coat it with flour but you didn't right?

sue said...
April 24, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I've always wondered how you eat this gigantic size bananas. When I first came to Canada, I was so thrilled to see this plantain, thinking you can eat it just like any bananas,(love bananas), I bought some very ripe ones, can you imagine the look and disappointment on my face when I took a big bite? Tasted so yucky..later learned you have to cook this plantain before eating. Will try your recipe for sure....:-)

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...
April 24, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Wow, they have fried plaintains in take-out Chinese restaurants over there!?

valkuan said...
April 24, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Hi, I love plantains! We have a restaurant here that make sweet plantain or savory ones with garlic. They taste yummy! Do we use unripened plantains?

Thanks for the recipe.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
April 25, 2009 at 3:12 AM

Zue:
No I didn't coated with flour.I did smashed the plaintain after fry,maybe it's look better.

Sue:
I can imagine you face when you eat green plaintain ! lol! looking forward your plaintain posting soon:)

ts vancouver:
oh yes...in States,you can find fried plaintain in any chinese take out..cheap and taste good!!

valkuan:
oooospphh!! now you remind me..I did use garlic but fried instead of raw..I forget to jot it down but you can see fried garlic in my last photo..oh yes,I used unriped green plaintain but with slightly yellowish..

LCOM said...
April 25, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Looks good, very crispy. I tried the savory one before, I think I still prefer the sweet one.

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