Saturday, July 17, 2010

Baked Plantains

My boyfriend, Stephen, loves plantains. He could probably eat them everyday if I made them for him. And I have to admit, I too love plantains and find myself buying them more and more lately. Typically they are fried, and are absolutely wonderful that way. But I wanted to find a way to make them with less fat. So I decided to bake them, and I am so glad that I did. Now I don't feel as guilty eating so many of them.

Baked Plantains
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1 ripe plantain
2 t. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. paprika, optional

Peel plantain and slice it in large pieces, on an angle. Toss plantain with oil, salt and paprika. Bake in 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Turn plantains over then cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until tender and browned on both sides. Note: plantains may take longer to cook if they are not very ripe.

1 comment:

  1. great idea to cut down on fat - baking. I just might make these this week!