I am aware that some cultures eat them. If you have a recipe, please share it. And no, I am not talking about plantains.
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The cooking oil on the hands is a great idea to reduce the possibility of latex stains on your hands. We have a green plantain here in Costa Rica that is called a cuadrato (guineo) that is boiled and served in soups.
Good suggestions drmark. I will have to try some of these ideas. I experiment with tropical foods. Drying them could lead to some interesting possibilities.
So, you end up with fried banana patties?
green, but ripe, now that is something I haven't encountered yet.
I didn't know Bananas Foster used green bananas, but I have never had this dessert.
shivanchirakkal- I like the idea of boiling and then frying the banana pieces in oil with chili powder. Chili powder is one of my favorite spices. Thanks!
Actually, green bananas have a latex-like sap, perhaps that is what you are allergic to. The sap is converted to sugar when it ripens.
I have severe allergic reactions to the latex in mangos but with green bananas the problem is not severe; they must be cooked and if you get the chemical on you during preparation it can be removed with soap and water.