Have you ever had plantains? The first time I remember being introduced to this banana-like fruit was after visiting the home of some friends from Ghanna.  After that I started buying plantains. Unfortunately my family isn’t as interested in ethnic foods as I am.  This is how I eat them.

Plantain peeled.

Plantain peeled.

Plantains look almost exactly like bananas but they are not the same. The only way I eat them is to wait till the skin is blackening with ripeness, then I peel them (the plantain is very thick and stable- unlike a very ripe banana). Then cut them in thick pieces like I show.

Heat up some oil  in a nonstick pan.

Heat up some oil in a nonstick pan.

While you’re cutting up the plantain get some oil heated up nice and hot in a good pan. Then fry until golden brown. Flip over as necessary, then move the plantains to a plate with a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.  Again- these aren’t bananas!

Sprinkle with powdered sugar-eat warm!

Sprinkle with powdered sugar-eat warm!

Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you want (but they just as good or even better without)  and eat them while they are  still warm…yummm!

Enjoy,

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Tracy Zdelar

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Tracy writes about homeschooling and just about anything related to family life in Ohio. Strong honest views will surface from time to time on topics related to truth, faith and freedom.