Say Goodbye to Mashed Potatoes - Hello Plantains!

by Mimi
(Apache Junction, Arizona)

I use 3 very green to yellow plantains.

Peel and boil in water ( just covering the pieces of Plantain) for about a half an hour, or till a fork can go right through them.
Remove Plantains and put them in a deep bowl. Mash.
They will be lumpy at first.
Add water from the pot you cooked them in.
I used almost all the water in the pot, and keep mashing.
Add Salt & Pepper, add 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine.
If they do get cool, warm them in the microwave oven for about 2 minutes on High.


For Left over Mashed Plantains, simply make a large meatball with them, flatten them down and be sure to pack in the sides. Fry in about 3 Tbsp Olive Oil till golden, flip over, and fry the other side. Instant Plantain Fritters.

It doesn't get better than this! I have them for breakfast with juice and fruit.

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