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What to make with 2 plantains?

I have 2 semi-ripe plantains leftover from another dish I made last week. Any suggestions on how to use them?

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    1. re: Violatp

      I think they're too ripe for tostones:(

      1. re: Philly Ray

        My plantains aren't green anymore... Mostly yellow/brown so I'm not sure they would work for this. Looks yummy though!

        1. re: laytonj1

          Then you can slice them lengthwise, leave in the skin, top with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then bake.

      2. Tostones involve more oil than I'm willing to fry in. I like to halve plantains lengthwise and fry them in coconut oil slowly, over medium heat, until they are tender. I use them as a side with pork or chicken.

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        1. re: greygarious

          That sounds simple and delicious. Plus I have coconut oil on hand since my husband and I are doing the Paleo diet. Thanks!

        2. Let them ripen until soft (or bake them in the skin for about 10min)and then slice them and fry them in butter and brown sugar. If this is not decadent enough, pour this mixture over ice cream. Plantains Foster esque,, I guess?

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          1. re: jill kibler

            Ripe plantains/platanos maduros carmelize well with just butter and oil and without adding sugar.

            1. re: Veggo

              yes - you have to watch them carefully and control the heat to keep them from burning!

              And are plenty sweet all by themselves with nothing added.

              1. re: sunshine842

                And as Jill mentions above, they go as well with vanilla ice cream as the customary beans and rice. I especially like them with huevos motulenos.

                1. re: Veggo

                  I have a hard time just getting them to the table. I have a very bad habit of eating them as soon as they're cool enough to pick up.

          2. Vietnamese banh chuoi or chuoi chien (banana/plantain cake or fried)