HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >
Are you making a specialty food? Share your adventure

Need Yellow Plantains

dbwave Feb 9, 2011 12:04 PM

Whole Foods La Jolla only have green ones. Any suggestions?

  1. DiningDiva Feb 10, 2011 12:23 PM

    Try Northgate or Pancho Villa Markets. Windmill Farms regularly has them.

    How soon do you need to use them?

    Pancho Villa's
    3245 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

    1 Reply
    1. re: DiningDiva
      dbwave Feb 11, 2011 01:55 PM

      Sorry I took so long to reply. I have not been online in a few days. I ended dropping by whole foods and they actually had yellow ones. I boiled them in their skin and then put their flesh in a food processor. I stuffed them with sausage, pine nuts and raisins. Then deep fried them. Fantastic!

    2. deckape Feb 10, 2011 11:13 AM

      Any Mexican grocery would have them...if you're near Clairemont, try La Tiendita near the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd and Clairemont Dr.

      1. sunshine842 Feb 9, 2011 12:21 PM

        Put them on the counter (in a paper bag with a regular banana or an apple if you're in a hurry).

        Leave 'em for a few days - they'll be yellow.

        Leave 'em for a few more days and they'll be beginning to turn brown...then they're sweet enough to just fry and enjoy.

        Show Hidden Posts