Fried Ripe Plantains

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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When plantains are ripe their skins are quite black, but they must still be cooked before they can be eaten. They are served, fried, with almost any meat or fish dish in the islands, though with some dishes, such as Picadillo in Cuba, they are traditional. In Guadeloupe they are often served as a dessert, in which case they are sprinkled with sugar after they are fried, then flamed with rhum vieux. In French they are Bananes frites, in the Spanish-speaking islands, Plátano Frito.