Boiled Plantains (Bannann Bouyi)

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  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 25m

Boiled plantains is simple side dish served with many meals in Haiti. Plantains are commonly used in West and Central Africa (Cameroon & DR Congo), Central America, the Caribbean Islands and northern, coastal parts of South America (Colombia, Venezuela, etc.). Their attractiveness as food is that they fruit all year round, making them a reliable all-season staple food.In the United States they are referred to as cooking bananas and can be purchased in pretty much any major grocery stores. Here’s a simple recipe for boiled plantains.


  • 3 Cups of Water
  • 1 green Plantain
  • 1 Tsp salt


Step 1

Pour the water and salt into a small pot and bring to boil.

Step 2

Rinse the plantain under cold water.

Step 3

Cut 1 inch off each end of the plantain.

Step 4

Using a knife, score the skin of the plantain from tip to tip.

Step 5

Cut the plantain in half and add it to the pot.

Step 6

Boil the plantain for approximately 20 min.

Step 7

Remove the plantain from water and carefully remove the skin.

Step 8

Serve warm with any meal.

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