Recipe, Sides

Simply Maduros

During the devastation of this hurricane season, I find comfort on maduros. I boiled them until the peel is easy to take off and they are soft and sweet, fried them either deep or pan-fry or saute them with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for sweet dessert. I even do mofongo with ripe plantains. The […]

Recipe, Sides

Platanutres and Arañitas

If you are a fan of tostones, platanutres are going to be another favorite. It’s easier to prepare than tostones and work great as corn chips replacement… and I don’t mean the bags of plantain chips at the store. I like platanutres to be a bit meaty, but not paper thin like the bags at […]

Yellow and Green Plantains in Boxes
Recipe, Sides

Plantains: The Basics

What are plantains or plátanos? Well, they are not bananas for starters. Bananas are guineos and in some countries they call plátanos the bananas, but not in Puerto Rico. I wouldn’t eat a plantain like a banana when it is ripe or yellow. The green plantains are as versatile as potatoes. Unfortunately, I keep seeing […]