Baked plaintain

I am sooooo glad that I decided to give plaintain another shot. In the past, I’ve unsuccessfully managed to fry it in a pan West Indian style. However, when popping into the local Morrissons, I couldn’t resist picking a large plaintain up. I’m pretty chuffed that this branch is selling “ethnic” foodstuffs so am trying to keep encouraging them by buying stuff.

A quick google took me to the Oven Baked Sweet Plantains recipe. I’m not a huge fan of cooking sprays as they seem to leave a residue on the pan that ruins it. However, reading through the comments, I liked the idea of olive oil and also coating the baked goods with sugar and cinnamon. The results were a tasty little treat good for either after dinner or an quick sweet snack.

Ingredients:

 

  • One plantain, ends chopped off, peeled then flesh sliced diagonally
  • Enough olive oil to cover the plantain in an oven proof dish
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 dessert spoon icing sugar

Cooking:

  • So easy. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (less if using a fan oven)
  • Place plaintain in an oven proof dish and toss about with olive oil until well covered
  • Cook for about 15/20 minutes. Half way through turn the pieces
  • Once cooked, remove from oven an allow to cool (unlike me who left them in while we ate dinner and they burnt slightly)
  • Once cool enough to touch, toss in cinnamon and icing sugar
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