We were headed to a theme party last weekend and had to bring a side dish, so I selected to make plantains to go with the steak that the host was making. I love having them when I dine at a churrascaria, but have never made them before. After a bit of research, I found out that it was as easy as 1-2 -3.
For 8 adults and 4 kids, I got 6 plantain bananas from my local supermarket (you can’t use regular bananas). Cut off the ends of the plantains, slide a knife down a side to peal the entire skin off (they don’t peel like a regular banana). Cut horizontally into two pieces, then slice each half into four slices.
Drop the plantains into a pan of hot oil. Cook on each side for 4 minutes. They should be golden brown.
Remove from the oil and remove some of the excess oil using a paper towel.
All that’s left is to eat and enjoy. As simple as 1-2-3.