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Fried Sweet Plantain Bites

I post videos of my cooking adventures on Instagram every other day.

Some of you slid into my DMs asking for recipes or blog posts. I was a little hesitant but with the festive season now upon us I thought I would share my first recipe. If I get positive vibes I will keep doing it in the new year!

I must warn you not to get too excited, it is a simple recipe but it will have your taste buds doing the MACARENA.

I wanted to start with a basic recipe and work my way up to a more complex meal. Plantain snacks seemed like a good place to start.

Google taught me that plantains are a great source of fiber, vitamin C and A. They are also high in vitamin B6, magnesium, and folate. One cup of plantains contains more potassium than one cup of banana slices.

In layman’s terms, imagine bananas that you can cook? Bananas that you can make sweet or savoury?

* mind blowing *

It took me a long time to come around to the idea of eating what essentially is a cooked banana. Friends regularly offered me a taste of the fried plantain, but just looking at the texture I couldn’t bring myself to taste.

I became curious and decided to experiment with plantains in the comfort of my own home.

Preparation: 5min > Cooking time: 10min > Ready To Eat In: 15min > Serves: 2

Ingredients
Olive Oil for frying
Two Plantains
All spice seasoning
Salt

Directions
Preheat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat.

Peel the plantains and cut them in half. Slice the halves lengthwise into thin pieces.

Marinate the plantains in your chosen seasoning.

Fry the pieces until browned and tender.

Final step: Drain the oil on kitchen paper.

I like to eat mine on their own or with a dipping sauce.

If you have any other plantain recipes please inbox me!

IamTinashe

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