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
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.