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pan-fried sweet plantains...

with yogurt...















One of my favorite tapas bar in the city is Cha Cha Cha on Mission Street. What I like about this place is the people, the atmosphere and of course the food. The food is excellent. I love their chicken paillard, fried platanos maduros and steamed black mussels.

When I saw plantains at Safeway the other day, it made me crave for fried platanos maduros. I felt like it shouldn't be hard to make this dish at home. I used the very ripe plantains for this recipe. The green ones are used to make chips.

Ingredients:
2 servings

- 2 ripe plantains, peeled and sliced
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- pinch of ground cinnamon

Preparation:

1. Melt the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon over medium heat in a skillet.
2. Arrange the plantains in the skillet and saute the pieces about 3 minutes per side or until the sugar caramelizes and the plantains get a nice dark coating of the mix.
3. Serve warm.

4 comments:

OysterCulture said...

Love Cha Cha Cha, but usually go to the one on Haight. The plantains are outrageous and this is somethingI am going to make soon!

OysterCulture said...

Love Cha Cha Cha, but usually go to the one on Haight. The plantains are outrageous and this is somethingI am going to make soon!

Anonymous said...

These were delicious.

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