Plantain Fries w/ Spicy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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I finally purchased a real plantain and cooked with it.  I didn’t even know what a plantain was until I was introduced to the Paleo Diet.  For the last several years, I always look at the plantains in the grocery store, and almost buy them, but then don’t.  Well, I felt adventurous the other day and went through with picking out a plantain and putting it in my shopping cart.  It sat in my fruit bowl (I don’t even know if that’s where you’re supposed to keep them) for a few days, until finally I decided to just figure out what to do with it!
Since I always eat plantain chips, I thought, why don’t I just make that.  I had to google what a plantain looks like when it’s ripe, and learned there are different stages of a plantain.  The darker in color, the sweeter.  I guess just like a banana!  Mine was not that brown, which I think ended up working out since I wanted my chips to taste more salty, not sweet.  After I cooked them, my husband tasted one and said, “they taste like french fries!”.  I figured since we normally don’t dip french fries in guacamole (which is what I always dip my plantain chips in) I was trying to think of a different yummy sauce.  When I was younger, I used to dip my french fries in honey!  Spicy brown mustard is a go to condiment in the paleo diet.  Honey spicy brown mustard already exists, we all know it’s good, so why not that?!  I’m actually about to make some right now for a paleo potluck my sister and I are hosting tonight.  I hope the ladies enjoy them!

what you need:  (this recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, etc. etc. :))

  • 1 plantain, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

what you do:

  1. Heat a large skillet under medium heat, add 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  2. Add half of you plantain slices to the pan, cook about 4-6 minutes each side.  Sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt on each side.
  3. Remove from skillet, place on a paper towel to cool.
  4. Repeat with the last of the plantain.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together mustard and honey.
  6. Dip that deliciously cooked plantain into your sauce and enjoy!

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