The Hayes Zoo
- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.
- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.
- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.
- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Platanos....they aren't bananas.
We were given some last week by Saturnina, one of the special needs moms and we brought them home and promptly got to work on them. After, of course, they had to give me a little lesson in how to cook them. They thought it was a bit funny I didn't know how....
Shoot - didn't get a picture of that. No worries; you're not missing much.
See my cool cast iron pot with lid that doubles as a small skillet??? I LOVE cast iron. It just makes more sense.
Back to topic.
You fry them up and get this....
They are the texture of a baked potato with only a hint of banana taste. Serve as a side dish with your rice and beans and tortillas and you have a very typical dish. This is what we did and they weren't bad. :)
I was told you can do them 'dulce' too if you'd like. Just add sugar instead of salt. I'm sure carmelized sugar would be fun...we'll see for next time.