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Plátano Frito con Agucate
From: william - Los Angeles, California, US

This is an appetizer that I made up; it seemed a natural combination. One Plantain with one Avocado should serve a small dinner party. Takes about 10-15 min. depending on how many you are serving.
  • 1 plantain
  • 1 avocado
  • salt & pepper

Warm 1-2 cm of your prefered oil (soy bean or olive recomended) in a small pan over medium heat.

Peel & cut plantain into 12-15 round slices.

Cook slices on both sides until golden brown. Don't overcrowd. In a small pan, 1 plantain cooks in 3 batches.

Slice avocado in half from top to bottom around the pit. Remove pit. Now, cutting through the meat of the friut only (not the skin), make 7-8 lengthwise slices in each half. Do the same widthwise & you will be able to scoop out the avocado cubes with a spoon. These cubes or chunks will top your fried plantain slices which, hopefully, have not burnt.

Salt and pepper lightly before serving on a large platter.

Proper selection of avacado is key. For this you will want one that is fully ripe yet still a bit firm.
Plantain is ready when skin turns brown.