Saturday, May 22, 2010

Plantains, Two Ways



My husband gets to sample food from all over the world on his travels. He decided to fix me dinner, and made Plantains two ways, fried green plantains called Tostones and ripe Plantains, called Maduros. He actually fried the green ones and they taste a bit like bananna chips, the Tostones he fried as well and then baked some in the traditional manner.

I have to say I loved the ripe Plantains, both fried (twice) and baked, they were so dang good. I am afraid I am seriously addicted. The green ones (which were also fried twice), were not my thing.

They are served with two seperate dipping sauces which are both amazing!

This particular blog post is nearly a year old and I never did add the information on the sauces and cooking them, but it should be pretty easy to find on the web!

7 comments:

Bethie said...

I have never tasted a plantain. Mail me one. ;)

teresa said...

i've never tried them either, but i hear that they're awesome. i need to try them!

Lea Ann said...

I have yet to cook me up a plaintain. Gotta give em a try.

Pam said...

I have never had plaintains but I've heard they are delicious.

Muneeba said...

Ohhhh maduros!! I can still remember the first time I had them, years ago in a tiny Mexican joint in NYC ... so SO good!

Mary said...

Cheryl, these look wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog. I had intended only to say hello and quickly move on. My eye caught your prior post and I kept on reading and reading. I really like your blog and will be back as often as I can. I'm a fellow Oregonian. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You know I've never cooked or ate them before but this looks so yummy I'll have to try them!

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