Fried Plantains

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Caribbean Vegan: Plant-Based, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion

By Taymer Mason

Published 2021

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A good ripe plantain is sweet and flavorful. Plantains sold in the United States usually come from Mexico, though if you are lucky you may find some from the Caribbean in ethnic markets. I am not saying that everything in the Caribbean tastes better, but I find the plantains from this region taste sweeter than the Mexican variety. Caribbean plantains have a bright yellow skin, like bananas, and the skin blackens as they become riper. The Mexican variety has a dark yellow color, and the dark