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Old 09-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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I got one to try. How do I tell if it's ripe? How do I cook it? Can it be eaten raw? What's the taste like? I'm trying to find my answers through google but thought maybe someone on here would know...

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: Plantains

In my opinion they taste like sour bananas
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Plantains

Peel it, shred it and fry in oil by the teaspoon full. Called Aranitas I believe and are a Puerto Rican Snack. I also like them served as tostones (green plantain smashed and fried in a skillet. These are both yummy. I am sure you can find recipes online using the real names of each.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: Plantains

i've never made them myself, but i've had them before at a friend's house. she sliced them up and pan fried them in oil, then sprinkled with salt they were more flavorful than a potato, but not in a fruity sort of way i'm pretty sure they're not good raw, though.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Recipe for aranitas:
http://latinfood.about.com/od/appeti...r/aranitas.htm

tostones:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tostones-fried-plantains/
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #6
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I tried it both ways just now - delicious! Thanks! Going to have to get more now my children didn't like it so much, but I think they might with a dip like ketchup or homemade guacomole. Will have to see next time.
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