To peel plantains, it
is best to wet hands and rub them with a little salt. This will prevent
juices from sticking.
Cut plantains into 1
inch slices. Dissolve salt in 1 cup warm water. Set salted water aside.
Heat oil in small saute
pan and fry slices over medium heat until they soften (about 7 - 10 minutes).
Remove and drain on paper towels.
Mash each slice, so it
is about 1/2 inch thick. You may cover slices with absorbent paper and
squash them with a filled soup can. Or, do as we did, and whack them with
a heavy cleaver.
Dip slices in warm salted
water. Fry a second time until slices are crisp. Drain before serving.
Sprinkle with garlic powder.
Serves: 4 - 6
This recipe from www.inmamaskitchen.com
Orbi for Alicia Bibiloni