Bananas in Multiple Ways


Bananas play a huge role in Caribbean cuisine! They are used in different dishes that vary from breakfast to lunch to dinner. Do you have a favorite dish made with green or yellow bananas? If you, you must let us know.


Here are a few recipes to try out. If you do, let us know they work out for you!


[Tostones]


Twice Fried Plantains Commonly Found in Latin American and Caribbean Cuisines


Ingredients:

  • 4 green plantains

  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Instructions:

  • Peel the plantain and cut it into 1.5 -inch pieces

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Place the plantains in the oil and fry on both sides

  • Remove the plantains from the pan and flatten the plantains by placing a plate over the fried plantains and pressing down.

  • Dip the plantains in water, then return them to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side.






[Mofongo]


Traditional Caribbean dish with Fried Plantain


Ingredients:

  • 4 green plantains

  • 1 lb crunchy pork skin

  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed

  • 4 teaspoons of olive oil

  • 2 cups canola




Instructions:

  • Peel the plantains, soak them in salty water for 15 minutes and dry them before putting them on the hot skillet with oil.

  • Fry them for about 12 minutes at medium-low heat or until they turn light brown.

  • Remove them and mash them on a mortar. Add some garlic and pork.

  • Using a container, mold the plantain into a half sphere shape, and serve with your favorite meat.


[Maduros]


Fried Sweet Plantain


Ingredients:

  • 4 very ripe plantains

  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil


Instructions:

  • Peel the plantain and cut it into 1.5 -inch pieces

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Place the plantains in the oil and fry on both sides

  • Remove the plantains from the pan and flatten the plantains by placing a plate over the fried plantains and pressing down.