Fried Green Plantains (Bannann Peze)

2013-12-30
Twice Fried Green plantains
  • Yield : 12
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

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

  • 3 Green Plantains
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tostonera (Plantain Press)
  • 1 cup(s) Hot Water

Method

Step 1

Heat Oil on medium high heat in a deep fryer or frying pan.

Step 2

Peel plantains and angle cut each one into 5 equal pieces.

Step 3

In a bowl add the hot water, vinegar, salt and set aside.

Step 4

Lightly brown the plantains in the oil (Approximately 5 min).

Step 5

Remove the plantains from the oil and flatten each plantain using the tostonera.

Step 6

Soak the flattened plantains in the hot water and carefully back in the oil for an additional 5 min.

Step 7

Remove plantains from oil and place them on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.

Step 8

Serve Hot.

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Comments (3)

  1. posted by Jobeth M on January 2, 2014

    I substituted the plantains press with the bottom of a mug and came out great. Paired with stew chicken. Yummy

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  2. posted by Jobeth M on January 2, 2014

    Used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Not fond of vegetable oil. #paleobound

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  3. posted by FAFA1210 on January 2, 2014

    I USE SOUR ORANGE JUICE INSTEAD OF THE WATER TO DIP THE PLANTAINS IN BEFORE FRYING THEM GIVES THEM A LOT MORE FLAVOR!!! GREAT RECIPE

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