Fried Plantain

Fried Plantain
Serves/Makes: 4
  • 2 green plantains
  • 1 yellow plantain
  • 1 small onion, very thinly sliced
  • ½ clove garlic, crushed
  • cayenne pepper for sprinkling
  • salt for sprinkling
  • 3tbsp vegetable oil
  • Peel one green plantain and cut into wafer-thin rounds, preferably using a swivel-headed potato peeler.
  • Heat 1tbsp of oil in a large frying pan and fry the plantain slices for 2 to 3 minutes until golden, turning occasionally.   Transfer them to a plate lined with kitchen paper, and keep warm.  
  • Coarsely grate the remaining green plantain, and mix with the onion.   Heat a further 1tbsp of oil in the pan.  
  • Fry the grated plantain and onion mixture for 2 to 3 minutes until golden, turning occasionally.   Transfer to the plate with the plantain slices.  
  • Peel the yellow plantain, and cut it into small chunks.  Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.   Heat the remaining oil, and fry the yellow plantain with the garlic for 4 to 5 minutes until brown. Drain, and sprinkle with salt.  
  • Arrange all the plantain mixtures in a warm serving dish.