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:
- Heat a large skillet under medium heat, add 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 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.
- Remove from skillet, place on a paper towel to cool.
- Repeat with the last of the plantain.
- In a small bowl, stir together mustard and honey.
- Dip that deliciously cooked plantain into your sauce and enjoy!