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Sweet Plantains

Sweet Plantains

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 25

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 2 -3 ripe black plantains

  • 5tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1teaspoon natural vanilla extract

  • 2tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

  • 01

    To peel the plantains, cut off ends and discard. With a paring knife, make 3 shallow slits lengthwise along the seams of the skin and peel away. Split the plantains lengthwise.

  • 02

    Heat 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet and place over medium low heat (plantains have a high sugar content and will burn if the heat is too high.)

  • 03

    Fry the plantains in a single layer, until golden on the bottom then turn over with a spatula.

  • 04

    Add the cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar and let cook a few more seconds, just to begin caramelizing the sugar.

  • 05

    Just before serving, melt remaining tablespoon of butter to finish the sauce. Serve immediately.

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