An Ode To Plantains, Banana’s Much Cuter Cousin
It’s time to celebrate the beautiful plantain. It’s both a food staple and a special treat — a taste of home that is, unfortunately, way too underrated. Let’s change that:
Of course, there are classic maduros:
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A lil’ sweet, a lil’ savory, a lil’ crisp, a lil’ silky.
And if you prefer them crunchy, there are always mariquitas:
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Served with mojo, of course.
No meal is complete without crisp, salty tostones:
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Great, now I’m drooling.
Or cover a giant patacón with a lil’ bit of everything:
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Shredded beef, chicken, pork, avocado, salsita… Hell, top it with caviar if that’s the life you’re living.
If you’ve never had patacón zuliano, you’ve never really lived:
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Sandwich + patacón = bliss
Whip it up for breakfast in mangú form:
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< extreme Little Mermaid voice > “I want moooore!”
There are few things more delicious (or fun to scream) than MOFONGO:
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Prepping them in advance for lunch is a stroke of genius, too.
And mini mofongo cups make the perfect hors d’oeuvres:
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Oh you fancy, huh?
…Or you can always THINK BIG:
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More for everyone.*
Or maybe you call it fufu and serve it with a side of MORE PLANTAINS:
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Because no decent meal consists of anything less than three forms of plantain.
Drizzle them with cremita for a satisfying snack:
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It’s *sobs* just so beautiful!
Or try Salvadoran empanadas for a perfect dessert:
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Have these with a cafesito and, boom, you’re set.
And did you know plantains can sing?
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The most beautiful song in the world.
What’s your favorite way to eat platanitos?
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