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Fried Sweet Plantains (Platanos Maduros)

Fried Sweet Plantains (Platanos Maduros) 8.000

Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

Immigrant's Table Nov 18, 2012

These are a mainstay at Cuban restaurants. Make sure your plantains are extremely ripe, with the peel black or almost black; that way, they are at their sweetest.


Servings: 8 - 10
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 very ripe plantains, peeled and cut crosswise into 3 pieces of equal size
  • Salt
  • Flesh of 1 avocado, cut into slices, for garnish
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1 or 2 medium lines

Directions

Line a plate with several layers of paper towels.

Heat the butter and oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Working in batches if needed, add the plantains and cook for 4 minutes on each side, until they are browned and lightly caramelized. Transfer to the paper towels to drain, and season to taste with salt while hot.

Serve with the sliced avocado on the side, and sprinkle the lime juice over the avocado slices.


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From David Guas, chef-owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington.

Tested by Amy Kim.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 10): 190


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 7g 11%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 5mg 2%

Sodium: 35mg 1%

Total Carbohydrates: 36g 12%

Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%

Sugar: 16g

Protein: 2g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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