Forget the potatoes, it’s all about plantains

So you know plantains right? They look like big bruised up bananas and to be honest,  I never really knew what to do with them. They just look like they are rotten, all the time. Well, now that I am staying away from potatoes, plantains have made their way into my kitchen as a yummy substitute. You can buy them yellow, or green. The yellow ones are sweeter and great for a deserts,  but for this recipe you need them green. Slice them in half and remove the ends. Then slice down the middle and peel back the skin, like this.  IMG_5829

Heat up a hefty amount of your favourite oil in a big fry pan.  I like coconut oil myself. Then cook them up for about 7 min moving them around so all sides get browned and they get a little softer. Now to flatten. I used two pieces of parchment paper and a potato masher  to flatten mine.

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To get them nice and crispy, flatten them to about this thickness.

After they have been flattened, carefully move them back to the oil and fry until crispy. Serve immediately. I like mine with a bit of salt and some greek yogurt. Omg so good! You could also top with fried onions, or pour some balsamic glazed veggies overtop. How about a dollop of home made guacamole. You can really do just about anything, but I am confident you will love these.

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