Sunday, August 29, 2010

Carmelized Sweet Plantains




  • several Cinnamon sticks
  • handful of whole cloves
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 yellow plantains (very ripe), peeled and cut in 4 thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • pinch salt (optional)


  1.  Place stick of Cinnamon in center of each plantain lengthwise.. and poke with a few cloves... 
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the butter begins to sizzle and brown. 
  3. Add sugar and heat till it starts to caramelize and bubble.
  4. Gently toss in plantains and cover. 
  5. Sautee until the plantains begin to turn golden brown, then turn over, and continue until they have caramelized, and are tender about 6 minutes per side.
  6. Sprinkle with salt (you may also remove the cloves and cinnamon before serving *Optional).

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