I love plantains and I have been eating them since I was a child. Have had fried and now with summer grilled sounds heavenly thank you. @phildazz - It really does help with iron deficiency, especially the green unripe plantain. Before taking the fried chips , pour a mixture of water and salt into it. I'm sure they'll be delicious. Put 2 tablespoons (28 … It can then be reheated in an oven at low heat when ready to eat. Plantains can be found in the produce aisle of most grocery stores today. Thank you again. Answer: You can use it as a substitute in recipes that calls for bananas. They are almost all yellow, I have them hanging in my back yard. Just yesterday, I had fried plantain twice, with eggs for breakfast, then with rice and beans for lunch. Our cuisines are really not that different as we also savor lots of spices like you do. There are so many ways, but for this article, Iâd like to focus on five of my favorite dishes using ripe plantains (yellow, brown or black). They taste even better with fried egg. As you rightly said, ripe plantain can be fried. I have them planted in my Philippines home yard. Very well appreciated. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on July 07, 2011: @ournote2self - My pleasure. Whichever method you choose to prepare your plantains, one thing is certain: you and your family will enjoy eating them! It's a small world! They arenât rotten, just very ripe and sweet. Thanks for the lesson. I often have them this way for breakfast, topped with sliced avocado. Place peeled, whole fruits in the oven. But in one of the 120 countries that grow much of the world’s supply of plantains — like Uganda, Colombia and Cameroon — people know the distinction between the two. Great hub. In addition to this dish, I also like adding plÃ¡tanos maduros to my kale salads. Love reading more of ur hubs. Bronchitis. Everyone around us were tuned in once I started talking. First, prepare the plÃ¡tanos maduros as described above. I often serve it with fresh fruit and my favorite cup of ginger or passion fruit tea. They often tend to be larger than bananas have thicker skin and are treated more like vegetables than fruit. Then fry it. Copyright 2020 Center for Nutrition Studies. I like them fried (of course) and grilled, but I've never thought to roast them in the oven. If you feel your child has established strong chewing skills, you can introduce plantain fritters, tostones, and even plantain chips, though be aware they are choking hazards and that it’s best to keep fried foods to a minimum. I would prefer not fried. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. No. And in cake! Plantains are also high in potassium and fiber. Make three cuts like this, along the length of the plantain on each side, and pull off the skin. It is also a healthy option for Weight Watchers. The first time I ate a plantain was 30 years ago in the Dominican Republic, when I was in the Peace Corps. Donât be afraid to experiment with your plantains. To keep up with this craving, Iâve planted more than 50 trees in the Global Roots gardens. Yours looks amazing! Bring the water to a boil. I also make a salad out of the plantain heart. Only ripe plantain has a natural sweetness to it. Peeling plantain is rather easy, you snip off the ends, make a slit along the length of the plantain then using your hands remove the peels. We make savory dishes with the green ones and desserts with the ripe ones. 18 to 24 months old: Serve cooked plantains as you wish; almost anything goes at this age. Question: Can sliced plantains be breaded before baking? Fried, unripe plantains are very crunchy. This super-sized banana seemed to me the sweetest, starchiest, and most intense banana ever. Voted up and more. Have to try the grilled banana soon. Careful though, it's addictive! Serve the greens on top of the plÃ¡tanos maduros and enjoy! Esther Strong from UK on February 06, 2014: I have always fried plaintain in the past but have been concerned of the health implications so knowing other ways of cooking them as you've presented here is very useful. Plantain is most effective if the plant is a bit older and if it is used fresh. Serve with your favorite dish. Voted up and awesome. I actually just finish eating a not-too-ripe boiled plantain with eggs and fish for breakfast. Donât let the brown ones intimidate you. Don't know how I missed your comments. Use a sharp knife to slit the skin from tip to tip. Many thanks for the tips. Peeling Ripe Plantains Grasp the plantain by the stem. While the plÃ¡tanos maduros are baking, prepare the Peanut Collard Greens. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on March 10, 2013: Thanks cbarbar for your comments. All rights reserved. Boiled plantains taste a bit like a sweet potato. Thank you for the tutorials. Very well appreciated. Then dry it well using a dry cloth and then cut in desired shape. Add only one or two spoons of this mixture depending upon your salt requirements. This gives a yellow colour to the chips. Baked sweet plantains sprinkled with cinnamon are a wonderful addition to green salads, especially when prepared with tomatoes, onions, black beans and guacamole. Once a lady behind me at the checkout lane asked the cashier what those are (referring to plantain). Thanks for your useful hub. You'll find not only does it look delicious, it taste delicious! Plantains are tasty baked or fried. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on April 10, 2013: @jeanjoycee - Yes, it's really yummy. If you got 2 correct answers: You did good, but you need to familiarize yourself more with plantain by reading this hub. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, turning occasionally to achieve an even roast. Always delicious however it's cooked. Keep on. To prepare plantains for cooking. Use this as a substitute in soup or stew recipes that call for potatoes. A staple food across Latin America, the Caribbean, and West and Central Africa. Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on September 19, 2017: Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on September 24, 2014: Hey Rachael. Peel plantains, but do not cut or slice into pieces. curious about this weird food my nigerian friend makes as a quick breadlike "stuff" she made in a pot (didn' like it at all) Thanks again. Peggy from Oahu, Hawai'i on November 20, 2011: My co worker gave me a bunch of plaintains from her back yard, and I had no idea how to cook them. When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if great plantain is safe when applied to the skin. They are Oh so delicious! It is said that this method allows the fruit to retain all of its nutrients (unlike when they're boiled or fried). Be careful though, it's addictive! Set your frying pan or wok on the stove over medium heat. Some plantains do take longer to ripe if they've been harvested too early. I was not aware that plantain can be baked or even grilled for that matter!!! Yes; You can grill, roast, boil, bake, and fry plantain. Explore other ways to prepare and combine sweet plantains and comment below on what works best for you! All you need is a large pot filled with 6-8 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of salt. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on May 02, 2013: @chocomaggie - Here on Hubpages, we learn new things everyday. Have to try it out. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on April 21, 2013: @iguidenetwork - To try it, is to believe it. Looks good and healthy. Rabbits can eat plantain fruit and leaves, but not as a regular part of their diet. Check out more cooking tips in this hub. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on February 18, 2012: Yes iruvanti - we also consider it a vetetable in Nigeria. You can also put it in your salad and eat it for dinner! Answer: Yes, you can. But note that frozen plantain may only be suitable for boiling, not baking, roasting or frying. As I mentioned, plantains are a close relative of the banana and tend to be mistaken for them. thank you sweetheart. It can be a challenge to peel green plantains as the skin is a bit rough. I am a Nigerian native who loves sharing traditional and nontraditional recipes with everyone! I mostly cook them or fry them. Slice the skin along the ridges or just one ridge if you want. Meanwhile, wash the plantain and cut off its ends. Yes, ripe plantain can be eaten raw, although they are not easily digestible in their raw state.. No. Once the water is boiling, slice the plantain in half and toss it in. ), 24% for vitamin B6 and 16% for magnesium. iruvanti from U.S.A on February 17, 2012: In India green plaintains are treated as a vegetable. I was at a small roadside market when I first saw itâwhat looked to me like a super-sized yellow banana. When cooking plantains, it's important to be able to identify whether it is ripe. Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 15, 2013: Thank you for so much useful information about plantains! Try serving with scrambled eggs and salsa. Rachael Tate from England on September 24, 2014: I love fried plantain but can never get it right when I try it at home. Answer: Yes, you can. Definitely more so than a regular banana. I've been having all sorts of plantain dishes since there's an abundance of it this time of the year. The combination of sweet, sour and salty sounds delicious. They arenât rotten, just very ripe and sweet. This is one of the easiest ways to prepare ripe plantains. Cooked plantains can be eaten as a snack (plain, dipped in butter or salted palm oil, or topped with roasted Spanish peanuts), or they can be incorporated into a meal (in a soup or stew, as a side dish, or with scrambled eggs). When buying plantain, it is important to choose carefully depending on the recipe you would be using it for. Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 28, 2018: I love plantain. This tastes and looks a lot like rice but is much more nutritious. Question: Can I mash plantains after boiling or roasting them and then fry them? Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on July 30, 2012: @FreezeFrame34 - Now you know what to do next time. You can strain the liquid or use it … Then, cut off the ends of your plantains. Plantain can be eaten anytime (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) Green plantains are naturally sweet. Thanks for sharing. I hope it turns out right and delicious. Itâs a bit stronger than banana bread andâlike the boiled plantains aboveâmakes for a great breakfast. We would advise you against cooking a banana to feed your parrot. The short answer here is – yes, dogs can eat plantains. Kevin Peter from Global Citizen on April 29, 2013: Even the ripe plantains can be fried after removing their peels. A skin rash or hives may also occur and should be evaluated by a doctor, especially if the skin begins to peel, blister, … Course dates are approaching fast! Yvonne L. B. from South Louisiana on June 01, 2011: I've always wanted to try plantains, but didn't know how to cook them. You can eat fully ripened plantains out of hand, but this isn't the best way to enjoy them. Frying is the most popular method of cooking plantains, although some people are gradually beginning to move away from this method due to health concerns. You can eat them only once they’re fully ripe. I once bought a green unripe plantain at a store thinking it was a banana. I'm glad you found this useful. Sign up today for the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. Not even the produce clerks in grocery stores that carry these can tell you how to prepare plantains, so I've never been brave enough to try them. awesome ideas...My hubby is from kerala (India) where deep frying the bananas is a very popular way of cooking them. Question: I grate green plantain and fry like a rosti, can I use the same method for yellow plantain? Can Help Improve Vision. Plantains are used as a starchy vegetable like potatoes in Latin and Indian cuisine. That sounds delicious. As stated above, Plantain can be eaten in its entirety. Thanks for stopping by, and commenting. Thanks so much for stopping by, reading and commenting. To make fresh plantain juice, run the entire plant through your juicer or blender with a small amount of warm water. I look forward to trying it, thanks! I shall definitely shall try plantain one of these days and perhaps introduce my 24 year old son, who doesn't eat very well, to this nutricious food. You can use them raw in any way that you would for spinach. Heat oven to about 400 to 450 degrees (depending on the oven). Question: Can you put plantains in the microwave? Tips and Recipes for Growing and Eating Kale, PlÃ¡tanos Maduros – Sweet Baked Plantains. Below are ways you can cook and use it if you don’t want to fry. Moreover, medium ripe plantains are yellow dappled with black or yellow all over and they are also slightly sweet. Green plantain in chips usually have sugar added to it. She said, "I don't know", and then proceeded to ask me what they were and how to cook them. i won't say my name on November 09, 2018: this is amazing info i am doing a project for school so i use this web for info..... Faill (my tag, nothing to do w/ you) on July 18, 2018: Great job on this article! Really interesting and a new one. Once the oil is hot, gently drop the plantain pieces into the pan. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on October 17, 2012: @Deborah Brooks - Plantains or Plantano (in spanish) are very popular with people of spanish descent, also in Africa and other tropical regions. These plantain recipes are great for all occasions. That’s because plantains are starchier, contain less sugar than bananas an… However, already baked, roasted, or fried plantain can be frozen. I'm not fun of cooking I swear! Add the chunks into 2 to 3 cups boiling, salted water. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on October 15, 2019: Just follow the recipe as shown and you'll be fine. That reminds me, I've got some just like that that I need to prepare for breakfast, to eat with some eggs and salsa serving. It ripened, but when I tried to peel it, it was super hard; I threw it out; wish I had your hub then! Remove the plantain from the water and let sit for 10-15 minutes. I love serving my plantains this way with Dominican Rice and Beans. Unripe plantain assists you in having more healthy and glowing skin. Fry the pieces for about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring or turning occasionally. Comfort Babatola (author) from Bonaire, GA, USA on February 17, 2012: @viking305 - I'm so glad you stumbled on this. They fight intestinal diseases. iguidenetwork from Austin, TX on April 21, 2013: I might try your plantains and eggs and salsa. 11. For green bananas, one needs to run the knife underneath the peel to remove. Answer: Plantains are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. Once youâve removed the skin, cut the plantain in half and then slice it lengthwise into quarter-inch slices. But, I must confess, that even I sometimes prefer the added delicious taste of the frying oil. You just gave me an idea for my next plantain meal. Thank you! Plantains (the ones that look like bananas) are not toxic for dogs and can even yield some health benefits.However, just like any other fruits, plantains should also be given in moderation or as an occasional treat. Ripe plantain skin … I am so grateful to you for these plantain recipes. Fried, ripe plantains, on the other hand, tend to be very sweet and soft. Make them into a dessert -- such as a pudding or sweet empanada -- or make a batch of platanos maduros. Usually thin slices taste good. The boiled plantain tastes very good. Once itâs cooled, remove the skin and enjoy! Live a healthier lifestyle with science-based information and how-to advice delivered straight to your inbox. Plantain can be harvested and used any time and all parts of the plant can be used. No, you can’t eat raw plantains. The starch content in plantains, a type of highly … You'll just have a sweet rosti style plantain. I love them fried, but recently tried them baked and I love them baked even more. 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