Pan-fried plantain

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This recipe was based on Madhur Jaffrey’s, “Sautéed Yellow Plantain” from World Vegetarian. I used less oil than called for in her recipe.

  • One plantain, yellow with black spots
  • 1/2-1 tsp olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

Heat oil in pan over medium flame. Peel plantain. After cutting off the stem, it peeled pretty much like a banana. Cut into thirds lengthwise, then into 2-3″ long pieces. Add plantain to pan with oil. Cook 8-12 minutes, turning to get all sides browned. Add salt and pepper to taste.

These reminded me of lemony, pan-fried potatoes with a slight banana flavor.

Sweet potato biscuits

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Sweet potato biscuits from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’, Appetite for Reduction. A good breakfast drizzled with a little maple syrup.

I microwave-baked the potato in a microwave potato baking bag my mom gave me years ago. It works pretty well. Potatoes don’t dry out as much when nuked in the bag.