- 2-3 green plantains
- Olive Oil
- Freshly diced chives (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Slice ends off each plantain
Slice just through the outer skin lengthwise down each plantain
Under cold running water peel away outer skin (this requires a little work)
After skin is removed pat dry and slice into 3/4 inch round pieces
In a saute pan heat enough oil to cover the entire bottom of the pan
Heat oil over medium-high heat
Once oil is hot, add plantain pieces one by one and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side or until starting to brown. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Remove pieces from oil and place on paper towel and allow to cool for about a minute. While you are allowing plantain pieces to cool, keep stove and oil on low heat.
When you can handle plantain pieces, gently press each one with the back of a wooden spoon to flatten. After all pieces are flattened, raise stove back to medium heat and add pieces back to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes per side (or until golden brown.)
Remove and place on paper towel. Add salt and pepper to taste and optional diced chives.
You can also serve with a garlic or sour cream dip.