Haiti is known for their coffee, cocoa, coconuts, avocados, plantains, oranges, limes, mangos, corns, rice, beans, and bananas. One of the popular and traditional dishes of Haiti is Bannann Peze, otherwise known as fried green plantains. Plantains are very common to eat during any lunch, dinner, or snack. It can be served as a side meal or even as an appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Green Plantains
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tostonera (Plantain Press) (can use a bottom of a mug as a substitute)
  • 1 cup(s) Hot Water

Steps:

1.       Heat the oil on medium-high in a deep fryer or frying pan

2.       Peel the plantains and cut them each into 5 equal pieces

3.       In a different bowl add the hot water, vinegar, and salt

4.       Place the cut plantains om the hot oil for about 5 minutes or until the plantains are lightly brown

5.       Remove the plantains from the oil and flatten each of them in a tostonera

6.       Soak the now flattened plantains in the cup of hot water and then carefully place them back in the hot oil for another 5 minutes

7.       Remove the plantains from the oil and put them on a paper towel to drain out the excess oil

8.       After excess oil is drained serve hot and fresh!

For more Haitian Recipes and traditional cuisines visit:

http://haitiancooking.com/

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