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Salted Boiled Plantains

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

Plantains are eaten cooked and boiled plantains

Salted Boiled Plantains.


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

Salted Boiled Plantains.

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. 

About 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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