Here a few of my favourite Sunday breakfast snaps:
|Saltfish, roasted breadfruit and fried plantin.|
|Saltfish, fried dumplings and fried plantins.|
|Fried hake, roasted breadfruit and plantin|
|Benito fish, roasted breadfruit and bammi.|
I have previously shared a recipe for fried dumplings and escovitch fish which can be found here. I have also shared recipes for saltfish fritters. The recipe which I will share today is my favourite accompaniment to fried dumplings, escovitch fish and saltfish fritters, which is fried plantin. Plantin is widely available in Caribbean food shops and resembles a bannana but has a different texture and a savoury taste when fried. If you want to see what a whole plantin looks like, there is a fantastic guide given over at bbc food website.
3 ripe plantins, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/4 thick slices
200ml vegetable oil
Drizzle oil into a frying just enough to coat the bottom of the pan and place on a medium heat.
When the oil becomes hot, add the plantin pieces, in batches and fry for around 2 minutes on one side and 1 1/2 on the other side.
Remove the fried plantins and leave to rest on kitchen paper towels to absorb the oil whilst the remaainding plantins are fried.