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I have made this recipe even skipping the step of spraying the tops with cooking spray, which I don't really like. It worked fine in a heavy non-stick pan, even with very, very ripe platanos. Thanks for the awesome technique. My Cuban husband heartily approves!

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QOU4LIFE April 23, 2011

mmmmmmm. they were so yummy and a great healthy alternative to frying in oil.

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mish1nyc May 07, 2011

I love plantains, but they can be hell on your waistline if you aren't careful. That's why I was so happy to find this low-fat way to prepare my beloved black bananas.

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kolleen1021 October 01, 2009

Most delicious! I am a WW I have made these several times and still want to eat it all when I do! Without the guilt or extra calories :D Thanks!

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Chef Jewel April 23, 2009

These came out delicious! I had never made plantains before. On my first batch, I learned that the yellow and green plantains are not sweet and not good for this dish; but the yellow plantains with lots of dark spots (like Toni said) are perfect. When ripe, these taste similar to regular bananas, but starchy. Thank you!

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Andrrrea August 09, 2008

We thought it was cool how they kind of "puffed up" from cooking. They got thicker! (Yes, we are easily amused). Good flavor and I like the nut. info on this one! Made for ZWT

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CandyTX July 07, 2008

So easy to do with hardly any oil! I liked the way they got fairly crispy and I nibbled as a snack. Thanks Toni! Made for ZWT4-Fancy Feinschmeckers!

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Sharon123 July 01, 2008

I love that these are virtually fat free! They made a nice side dish for my South American dinner tonight! I didn't have a non-stick pan so I just sprayed my pan with non-stick cooking spray before addding the plantains. Thanks Toni! Made for ZWT 4 by a Jefe de la Cocina!

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cookiedog June 25, 2008

AWESOME! My boyfriend is cuban and he gobbled these right up. He told me they were better than his mom's!! Since they are easier and lighter than the traditional method, I now make these when ever i get a chance. BTW, non-stick spray is safe to use in this method. non-stick spray is simply a vegitible or canola oil and won't hurt you.

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Jenni D June 24, 2008

This is a great way to have guilt free comfort food. I had been served fried plantains for the first time a few years back in the home of a Caribbean family and really enjoyed them but was really unsure of how to prepare them myself. Now I know and it is in a healthy way too! Made for PAC Spring 2008.

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Sarah_Jayne April 06, 2008
Almost Fried Plantains - Virtually Fat Free