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Cuban Recipes: Platanos Maduros ( sweet fried plantains)

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Platanos Maduros

This is not an original Cuban dish as it is eaten all over the Carabian and South east Asia.
Plantain is a large, tropical, treelike herb of southeast Asia, resembling the banana and bearing similar fruit.The fruit of this plant, used as a staple food in tropical regions.
The plantain (also called “cooking banana” and “flour banana”) is related to the sweet banana, but its flesh is firmer and not as sweet.
Its skin yellows then blackens when ripe. Plantain is not edible raw.
Plantain is mainly used as a vegetable. Its flavor and consistency are slightly simular to that of sweet potato. It is used stews and soups. 
It is combined with apples, sweet potatoes 
and squash.

Here i will start you of in frying the plantain in 3 easy staps and then you can taste and add them to diverent dishes to taste.
 
 
Serves: 2 – 3 people
 
Time : around 15 – 20 minutes
 
 
 
 
Ingredients:
 
– 1/4 cup of butter

1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 ripe plantains, peeled and cut diagonally into 1 inch slices
– juice of 1/2 a lemon 
salt





Step 1:


In a large frying pan, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat, add the plantain slices and fry for about 4 minutes on each side, moving the slices with a spatula occasionally to prevent them from sticking.



Step 2:

Remove the plantains from the frying pan with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels.


Step 3:

Transfer to a large, warm serving platter, sprinkle with lemon juice and salt and serve warm.



your fried plantain can be eaten as a snack or served with variouse dishes like rice and beans and a variety of meat and fish. Also great as a sweet dessert instead  of salt sprinkel with little sugar and add to some yoghurt or serve with ice cream. Use your imagination and find lots of ways to serve your healthy and nutricious Plantains.



Now in Cuba they would say “Disfrutar de su comida “ which means;


                                                       ” Enjoy your meal”



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