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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boiled Plantains a Healthy African Recipe

Plantains are a major food staple in many regions of Africa. Plantains are typically eaten cooked and boiled plantains are easy to prepare. Many plantain recipes call for frying, but this method increases the calorie content. Plantains look like a larger version of a banana but have thicker peels and starchier fruit. Plantains are often used in African cooking and are a major food staple in many regions of Africa.


Boiled Plantains a Healthy African Recipe

Ingredients:
Ripe and green plantains
Photo by Captain G. White
2 green plantains
Water for boiling
Spices of your choice

Directions:
In a large pot of salted boiling water or vegetable broth carefully drop washed stemmed unpeeled plantains in boiling water. Cook for 15- 20 minutes until tender. Peel before serving and sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper or any spice of your choice.



















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