Plantain overdose!

June 6, 2010 at 11:59 am 2 comments

So as we try and use up our plantains creatively, I can’t help but wonder if it’s possible to overdose on plantains. Yesterday it was plantains for dinner, plantains for dessert (keep reading for details!) and today I am going to try a baked plantain and peanut butter sandwich. Luckily, I got used to eating plantains everyday a few years ago when I spent a summer in Costa Rica – where it was fried plantains for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, etc.

For dessert last night Tim made ‘Plantain’s Foster’, and while it could have used a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream or some raspberries for a garnish, it was still amazing nonetheless.

We sliced and diced the plantains, and simply removed the browned spots,

After the slicing and dicing, we fried ’em up in a few tablespoons of olive oil.

While they were frying we had some sauces on the go –

chocolate with margarine and a bit of sweetened condensed milk,

We also made caramel, but it’s not pictured. We used water, sugar and a splash of milk.

Et voila!

A delicious pile of crispy plantains, chocolate and caramel.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mich  |  June 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    wow!! Tim sure is an amazing and creative cook! great job guys 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. Micaela  |  June 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Yummmmy! Do you guys have a blender? Some sort of plantain smoothie would be good. Lately I’ve been making smoothies with apple juice and bananas and it’s crazy how good they are with just those two ingredients.

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