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Plantains Prepared Two Ways

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Plantains Prepared Two Ways

Are you signed up for our upcoming Global Table class featuring the tastes and smells of Costa Rica and Central America? Either way, Plantains are a favorite fruit of the people, and we want to share with you two of the more popular ways they are served. Enjoy!

Fried Ripe Plantains (Platano’s Maduros Fritos)


  • 3 large, very ripe plantains
  • Avocado oil
  • Butter
  • Coconut sugar; Cinnamon (optional)


  1. Peel plantains and slice into ½ inch rounds.
  2. Fry in half oil and half butter over medium heat until golden. Serve warm.
  3. To keep warm, sprinkle with coconut sugar and or cinnamon and place in a warm oven.


Patacones (Green Plantain Crisps)



  • 4 green plantains
  • 1 t salt
  • Avocado oil


  1. Peel plantains and cut into 6-8 rounds. Fry in hot Avocado oil until golden.
  2. Place on cutting board and smash with glass or rolling pin. Sprinkle with salt, return to pan, and fry again until crispy.
  3. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
  4. You can top it with black bean dip and cheese or avocado.
Stephen Fogg

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