Let’s take a moment to show some respect to the almighty plátano. For all you Mexican/Mexican-American readers, that would be the plátano macho because those who eat plantains on the regular use either la bananá or guineo to say banana. Plátanos are truly a gift from the produce heavens. You can have them sweet or savory, fried or baked, solid or liquid, and they can even transform into full meals. Here are just a few uses of plátanos that you should try.