Bannan Duece/Fried Sweet Plantain Recipe

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Plantains are a staple in pretty much every Haitian meal. The most common method of cooking plantains is frying them which can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. Fried plantains are usually served with other fried meats such as pork, chicken and goat.

Here is a basic recipe if you are looking to learn how to cook Haitian food.


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BREAKFAST NACHOS: corn tortilla chips, black beans, homemade guac, store bought spicy salsa, and sweet fried plantains.
The plantains were so sweet and ripe that when I fried them, they caramelized. The crispy edges were unbelievably delicious! Reminds me of childhood breakfasts of plantains, black beans, and rice.
It’s not a very anti-inflammatory meal, but whatever. You have to feed the soul as well as the body sometimes.

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Dinner 7/9/2014: La Isla Cuisine, 16505 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA

Me: Ropa vieja.

The fiance: Pernil divino.

I was craving ropa vieja, so the fiance did some research and found La Isla. The meat in both of our dishes were very tender and flavorful…I just wish mine had more sauce! We LOVE fried sweet plantains, so we got those as sides. They were nicely caramelized (complete with the crispy, slightly burnt edges we adore) and had an addicting salty bite to it.