Cooking Plantain?

(35 Posts)
BettySuarez Wed 10-Oct-12 18:50:10

I have two but not really sure what to do with them - how ripe do they need to be? Does the skin need to be black?

sashh Thu 11-Oct-12 05:57:55

Right you bitches, I have to go to the market now.

BettySuarez Wed 10-Oct-12 21:56:39

Thank you everyone for these lovely ideas smile

MSDP Wed 10-Oct-12 20:42:11

You can eat green plantains or make a porridge from them. Google tostones or patacones the south American way of frying green plantains, lovely with salt.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 20:35:01

I really feel like proper comfort food now.

garlicbutty Wed 10-Oct-12 20:33:03

... and thanks to that, I'm going to have to make some cinnamon pancakes smile

garlicbutty Wed 10-Oct-12 20:32:11

Ooh, Inneedofbrandy, I know what you mean! Yes, heavy and yes, yummy grin

nkf Wed 10-Oct-12 20:23:29

They're heavier than doughnuts though. Really leaden in the stomach.

Ooh, that sounds delicious. Thank you! grin

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:52:55

Yes it is I had to check. LRD you can porridge out of it with condensed milk water vanilla cinnamon and nutmeg. It's luffly really really luffly.

ineed - erm, I think so? It's that gritty pale-yellow stuff. It's great to roll on chicken thighs too, btw.

God, I'm starving now!

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:48:37

Garlic I can't ever make them but they are cornmeal, flour, sugar, cinnamon and water made into dumplins.

garlicbutty Wed 10-Oct-12 19:47:07

sweet fried dumplins - Is that doughnuts, then? confused

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:45:53

Oooh that sounds lush LRD. Polenta is cornmeal right?

<racks brains so I don't need to look in cupboard>

Oooh ... the nicest thing with plantain, slice it thickly on the diagonal and roll the slices in seasoned polenta, then fry them. They go all crunchy and crispy on the outside. Sooo good.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:39:32

Mmm yes and I can eat bags of them!

nkf Wed 10-Oct-12 19:38:11

Lovely. Sugar added to carbs. Deep fried, I hope.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:37:20

No sweet fried dumplins

nkf Wed 10-Oct-12 19:35:52

Festival? Is that bammy? Sort of cornmeal bun?

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:34:56

Mmm I really want some now, and festivals, festivals are the shit.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 10-Oct-12 19:31:33

I saw they sell it in morrisons now. Maybe I'll try a ripe one fried.

nkf Wed 10-Oct-12 19:31:23

It is heaven. I am so mean with it. I refuse to let fussy people near it. "I'll try it," they say. and then a lovely, squidgy sweet and savoury piece is left on their plates. Pah! Either eat it or let me have it.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:29:49

Viva if you ever go to a Jamaican resturant, order plantain with your food. I can almost promise you'l love it. Only person I know in the whole wide world who doesn't like it is my mum.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 10-Oct-12 19:27:23

Ah maybe then, my old housekeeper said it was plantain <clueless>

She did the cooking. grin

nkf Wed 10-Oct-12 19:25:05

Green on the outside and hard and white on the inside sounds like green bananas.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:24:41

Green banana is different then plantain. Goes luffly with mackeral and tomatoes.

Plantain is actually a carb.

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