Wondering what to do with plantains? Learn how to chop plantains and get some inspiration from my one of my favorite plantain recipes!
At first glance, plantains look like bananas. And for good reason, they are close relatives. However, unlike it's sweet sibling, plantains are quite starchy, better eaten cooked, and (in my opinion) tastier when full of brown spots. Plantains are also harder to peel and chop because of their high starch content, which can prove challenging if you are not familiar with the fruit. With my quick video tips, you will be able to chop plantains in no time flat!
Need some recipe inspo? One of my favorite methods for cooking plantains is to fry in a little coconut oil, until golden brown on all sides, and serve as a side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner! You can also try my Plantain Pancakes or make plantain chips (thin slice into coins and fry in coconut oil) and dip them into my Gluten Free Romesco Sauce. Whether served sweet or savory, plantains are delicious!
If you are curious what type of knife I use or the cutting boards I prefer, check out these links:
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Let me know if you give this tip a try by leaving a comment below or finding me on Facebook or Twitter. You can also post a picture of your chopped plantains on Instagram. Be sure to tag @prepdish or #prepdish
Be on the look out next week for the next in our series of How-To videos: How to Chop Fennel!