The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- 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

Foodie 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.

Buen Provecha...



TexasHeather said...

do you fry them dry, or with oil? they sure look good!

Missus Wookie said...

Hey we had some of those last night and I thought of you! They were from the Caribbean section of the international food quite nice.

I've had them dulce too, bit chewy/weird but still sweet. The ones I ate had cinnamon or something on them.

Cory & Kris Thede said...

We like them fried. Sweet-not so much.

Live Simply Love Strongly said...

I love them sweet, fried in butter! For those who have microwaves, you can just peel them when the peel is good and black, and put them in for a bit in the micro(the lazy gringo way :) I'm sure you could bake them too... I don't eat them often here because when I buy them at the store, they seem to never get soft and sweet no matter how long they sit around on the counter, I'm not sure why. I also love what are called "rellenitos" or "empanadas de platano" that are sweet plaintains stuffed with cheese and fried...yum!

Karen (KayKay) said...

We used to eat these all the time when I lived in south Florida at the Cuban restaurants. I like them both ways sweet or savory.

Trish said...

Faith - you didn't have these in Mexico? It never occurred to me that you might not have tried them before! I like them salty best, but in the past 3 or 4 years I've come to enjoy the sweet ones, too.

Theresa in WV said...

I love fried plantains! I haven't had them in so long.

Grateful for Grace said...

These look yummy. We made them when we did Core 5.

Hey! My WFMW post next week is on cast iron. Great minds.