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Course: hors d'oeuvre, side dish, snack
Total time: under 1 hour
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: Makes about 60
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Plantain in various guises is a popular snack throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. This variation was contributed by Dee Dee Dailey.

Ingredients

  • 4 large yellow-ripe plantains, peeled (see Notes)
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions

1. Cut the plantains into diagonal slices about ½ inch thick. In a medium bowl, combine the ginger, cloves, cayenne, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the water to form a paste. Add the plantain slices and toss to coat well. Let stand 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 200°.

3. Pour enough vegetable oil into a large skillet to reach ½ inch up the sides. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. (An electric skillet set at 350° works well.) In batches, fry the plantain slices, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried plantains to a paper towellined baking sheet, and keep warm in the oven while frying the remaining plantains. Serve warm.

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Nutrients per serving

Serving size is 2 sliced plantains.

54kcal (3%)
3mg (0%)
6mg (10%)
17mcg RAE (1%)
154mg
12mg
0g
4g
1g
10g
0mg (0%)
41mg (2%)
0g (1%)
2g (3%)
0mg (1%)