Skill Level: Easy

Cuisine: Traditional

Course: Dinner, Lunch

Portions:4 Portions

Time: 1 hs

 

Plantains are a staple in pretty much every Haitian meal. The most common method of cooking plantains is frying them which can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. Fried plantains are usually served with other fried meats such as pork, chicken and goat. Here is a basic recipe if you are looking to learn how to cook Haitian food.

Ingredients for Bannann Peze (Fried Plantain):

  • 3 Green Plantains
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 Plantain press or paper foil and a plastic cover
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 Maggie bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 spoon of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 scotch bonnet/hot pepper (optional)
  1. Heat Oil on medium high heat in a deep fryer or frying pan.
  2. Peel plantains and angle cut each one into 5 equal pieces.(A little secret, to peal them easily I suggest to put the plantains in hot water for 5 min and then start pealing)
  3. In a bowl add the hot water, vinegar, salt and set aside.
  4. Lightly brown the plantains in the oil (Approximately 5 min).
  5. Remove the plantains from the oil and flatten each plantain using the tostonera or cover the surface with paper foil and use a plastic cover to press them.
  6. Soak the flattened plantains in the hot water and carefully back in the oil for an additional 5 min.
  7. Remove plantains from oil and place them on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with Griot.

Bon Appétit!

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