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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boiled Plantains African Recipe

Boiled Plantains African Recipe

Plantain Recipe
Plantains are a major food staple in many regions of Africa. Plantains are typically eaten cooked and boiled plantains are easy to prepare.
Boiled Plantains African Recipe

Boiled Plantains African Recipe


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Many plantain recipes call for frying, but this method increases the calorie content.


Boiled Plantains African Recipe

Ingredients
2 green large 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.

Did you know?
Ripe and green plantains

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.

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