Roasted sweet plantains

Ashbell McElveen's way of roasting plantains in their skins is simplicity itself and makes a fine side dish as a change from potatoes or rice
By Ashbell McElveen
Roasted sweet plantains
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 4 plantains, in their skins

Tips and Suggestions

Plantains are a firm variety of banana that needs to be cooked before eating. Green plantains feature in many cuisines, fried or boiled and used very much like potatoes; ripe plantains turn yellow then black, and are good roasted or fried.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6. Place the plantains in their skins on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan and allow to roast for 20-25 minutes, or until soft but not mushy.

2. Remove from the oven, split the skins and serve immediately.

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