Monday, June 07, 2010


While in St. Martin, we were served plantains as a side dish several times. I've had plantain chips before, but the fried ones we had were a yummy change. They were also VERY caloric!!

I went online and found a recipe that promised similar results by baking them....

First, the pretty yellow/green ones in the grocery store are about a week away from being ready. So, they laid on the counter for the past week.

Trimmed the ends, they peeled mostly like a banana. Slightly banana scented, but very starchy.

Spray a baking dish with PAM - spray a little on top also to keep them from drying out.

Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes - turning them once. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Yum - they were really good - almost as yummy as the fried ones. I served them with refried beans and saffron rice. Good eats!


Marianne said...

oh yum, that does look good! I wonder how many carbs they have?

Karen said...

hey marianne - sorry! they're pretty carb-intense! you'll have to stick to your jicama!! see ya soon! k

Miranda said...

They used to serve plantains all the time at the dining hall at UNC. Can't say I'm too huge a fan of them, haha! But I'll bet they were pretty good when you made them! =)

Karen said...

you're so sweet miranda!! they are a neat change - not sure i'd want them at every meal like they do in the caribbean. love, k

Elizabeth said...

YUM! I love plantains!