Fried Plantains

Plátanos Fritos

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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cooked white rice and fried plantains are the backbone of many people’s daily meals throughout the Caribbean. These two imports from the Old World go together as naturally as the native Mexican corn tortillas and beans. (There are Veracruzan meals that contain all four.)

Please note that the following recipe is for ripe plantains, black or mostly black with soft, slightly sweet flesh that becomes meltingly luscious in frying. People also cook green or semi-ripe plantains the same wa