October 22, 2017

Plantains can be cooked in a variety of ways, including fried, boiled or roasted. However, I like fried, pressed green plantains. Unlike ripe plantains green plantains are not soft or sweet, but are also perfect paired with savory or saucy foods like callaloo or ackee and saltfish. They’re a great substitute for yams, rice or any starch.

Half way through the frying time you simply one by one you take them out of the pan and press them between two plantain skins, but that’s the traditional way. Today you can use aluminum foil with the same results. Either way it makes a very easy and tasty side dish.

Like bananas green plantains are also high in Potassium and Vitamins C and D. If you can’t find them in your local markets you can go online to purchase them from places like Amazon or Oja Express, a company offering same-day delivery of a wide variety of hard-to-find fresh tropical ingredients, including green plantains!

 

order Jamaican groceriesOrder your Jamaican ingredients today – we deliver!

 

The Fay Way: Gold Members click below to watch me cook this recipe step by step.

If you're seeing this message it's because you're not a Gold+ Member yet. Upgrade now to see ALL our video cooking lessons right here, as well as access our premium Secret Family Recipes! Click to Upgrade

Fay

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.

Fay

Comments are closed.