Cooking Green Plantains

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  1. KrisL profile image85
    KrisLposted 5 years ago

    Cooking Green Plantains

    Does anyone out there know a good recipe for green plantains that doesn't involve deep-frying, which I try to avoid.

  2. backporchstories profile image77
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    You can fix plantains just like collard greens or wilted lettuce and throw some fresh lemon juice on it before serving.  It is also good in a mixed green salad.  Also know that plantain is a great healer of herbs, so include in your diet when you can and you will reap many health benefits!  By the way....never heard of deep frying plantain...interesting.

    1. KrisL profile image85
      KrisLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, but oops! I fogot that "plantains" have two meanings.
      I didn't mean the wild green herb, but the member of the banana family, eaten green or ripe (sweet plantains, which I know how to cook).

    2. backporchstories profile image77
      backporchstoriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I should of known....LOL!  Yup, you are right, I have only seen them fried!  Hmmmm....

  3. vespawoolf profile image95
    vespawoolfposted 5 years ago

    In northern Peru they make a dish called "majau" that's a great substitute for rice. Boil the green plaintains, skin and all, for about 20 minutes or until softened. Cool and peel the plantains. Using a masher or fork, mash them. You'll need to heat some olive oil in a skillet and sautee the mashed plantains until they're golden brown and crunchy. Serve alongside beans or any other meal you'd eat with rice. If you don't like the idea of sauteeing, you could instead form the mashed plantain into balls. Drop the balls into hot chicken broth and cook them for several minutes for a delicious chicken soup with Carribean flare. I hope that helps!

    1. backporchstories profile image77
      backporchstoriesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yum!  That sounds delicious!

    2. KrisL profile image85
      KrisLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That does sound good! I'll have to try it!


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