Wednesday, April 7, 2010

fried plantains

Senora R, the woman whom so generously volunteered to teach the girls Spanish, gave us some plantains. To be honest I had never seen them before. They are sort of like a banana but have a different consistency and taste.
We fried them the same way you make fried bananas. You peel, slice and roll them in a flour/cinnamon mixture. Then you get a couple tablespoons of butter really hot in a frying pan and let them brown on each side.
I must admit the girls were sooooo excited about tasting them but were a little thrown off by the taste. They were expecting a banana taste but instead they got a plantain taste - naturally!
They did eat them which isn't hard to imagine based on the buttery, cinnamony exterior!

1 comment:

The Parenti Family said...

Fried plantains are sooo yummy! It's fun to try something new, isn't it? Same as you, I had never tasted one until someone introduced us to them. We had them at a friends house with this mango salsa. I remember they were hard to peel, but worth it! I never had them with cinnamon.. sounds so good!!