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Banane Peze - Haitian style Double Fried Plantain
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Banane Peze – Haitian Double Fried Plantain

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 6
Calories: 165.82kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 green plantains
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • extra salt for post frying
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • Peel and slice plantains into large pieces.
  • Heat a skillet with enough oil for shallow frying. Fry the plantain slices about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Remove onto paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, combine water, vinegar and salt.
  • For the next step, you can use the flat side of a large knife like a cleaver or wrap a heavy pot (cast iron) in foil and use the bottom of the pot.  I have a tool available in Caribbean and Latin American markets called a tostonera.
  • Place the fried plantain slices in the tostonera  and press down.  Alternatively, place the fried plantain slices on a cutting board and with the cleaver or the cast iron pot, press down until the fried plantain slice is flattened.
  • Be careful not to make too flat. Otherwise, the plantain will disintegrate in the next step.
  • Dip flattened plantain slices in vinegar solution for about 30-45 seconds.
  • Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Fry again in hot oil for a few minutes on both sides, until crispy.
  • As soon as it comes out of the hot oil, give it a nice sprinkle of salt and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve with every Haitian meal!

Notes

Banane Peze - Haitian style fried green plantains are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside with a slight acidic tang.

Nutrition

Calories: 165.82kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.03g | Protein: 0.78g | Fat: 10.59g | Saturated Fat: 0.85g | Sodium: 226.13mg | Fiber: 1.37g | Sugar: 8.95g