1/7 Photos of Almost Fried Plantains - Virtually Fat Free
This is more a technique than a recipe per se. However, if you love the taste of fried sweet plantains but don't want all the fat, this is the way to go. For those less familiar with plantains, they would best be described as a cooking banana. These pair well with almost and Caribbean entree. For the best results, make sure you have a really ripe plantain one that is all yellow with a good number of brown spots. Though I have portioned this as a half plantain per serving, one could easily eat a whole one alone.
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- 1Peel plantain and slice 1/4 inch thick on a slight diagonal. This will give you oblong slices that are easy to handle while cooking.
- 2Using medium-high heat, pre-heat a non stick skillet.
- 3Place plantains in a single layer in the pan. Add water just until it covers the bottom half of the plantains.
- 4Reduce heat a small amount and cook 2 or 3 minutes until the water evaporates. Your plantains should begin to have a softer texture and more translucent quality.
- 5Lightly spray the tops of the plaintains with cooking spray and turn over. Cook an additional minute or so until you get a lovely, slightly crispy brown exterior on the plantains.
- 6Give the tops another quick spray of oil and turn over again. Cook the first side a minute or so until it too has browned a bit.
- 7Stop eating the plantains while you're cooking. :-).
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Nutritional Facts for Almost Fried Plantains - Virtually Fat Free
Serving Size: 1 (119 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 109.1
- Calories from Fat 2
- Total Fat 0.3 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 4.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 28.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
- Sugars 13.4 g
- Protein 1.1 g