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Green plantains

fallingup Jul 22, 2008 10:03 AM

I searched the Chow boards but didn't find much information on green plantains. I've got 2 big green plantains in my fridge and I want to know what I can do with them. I usually peel and cube them and cook them Indian-style. It's yummy but I want to try something new. Can you share some recipes?


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  1. MMRuth RE: fallingup Jul 22, 2008 10:15 AM

    You can make tostones (twice fried plantains):


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    1. re: MMRuth
      PaulaT RE: MMRuth Jul 22, 2008 10:39 AM

      I second the tostones - wonderful items to eat,but sometimes I add some finely chopped cilantro to serve (I am really fond of cilantro).

    2. markemorse RE: fallingup Jul 22, 2008 10:23 AM

      I've made a sopa de platanos with the green ones before, they're much more like potatoes than bananas...similar to this recipe, but I think mine might have been a Diana Kennedy recipe:


      1. withalonge RE: fallingup Jul 22, 2008 02:30 PM

        my favorite plantain dish (other than tostones) is mofongo... it is puerto rican. it is basically mashed and fried plantains with lots of garlic and sofrito seasoning. I don't have a recipe otherwise I'd be happy to share... but I'm sure google would yield quite a few. it is particularly good when stuffed with stewed meat (usually pork or chicken).. mmmm...

        uhm, and yeah.. it is not exactly healthy... just good.

        1. scubadoo97 RE: fallingup Jul 22, 2008 02:40 PM

          I would have to agree on all the previous advice. They will be very starchy so they will be good for double frying/tostones, mashed/mofongo or used in soups or stews like potatoes

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