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Sweet Plantains

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“Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence. This is a lovely dessert or sweet accompaniment to Arroz Con Pollo or another savory latin dish! I love to eat it with Lechon Asado and Black beans and rice; I think it offsets the garlic well.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. Fry the plantains in a single layer, until golden on the bottom then turn over with a spatula.
  4. Add the cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar and let cook a few more seconds, just to begin caramelizing the sugar.
  5. Just before serving, melt remaining tablespoon of butter to finish the sauce. Serve immediately.

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