The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Plantain

1. Tostones: This traditional Latin American side dish is made by slicing plantains into thin slices and deep-frying them until golden brown. The slices are then lightly smashed with a flat object and fried again until they are crispy. Serve topped with garlic, lime, and salt.

2. Plantain Fritters: Plantains are peeled then mashed with a fork or potato masher until they form a smooth paste. This is combined with eggs, baking powder, and spices to create a delicious batter that’s deep-fried in hot oil until golden brown. Serve warm with honey or syrup.

3. Plantain Curry: This spicy dish is made with plantains, onions, garlic, tomatoes and a variety of spices. The ingredients are cooked together in oil until the vegetables are tender and fragrant. Serve over rice or with naan bread.

4. Maduros: Sweet plantains are sliced into thick rounds and pan-fried in butter or oil until they are soft and caramelized. Maduros can be served as a dessert, side dish, or topping for salads, tacos, and other dishes.

5. Plantain Chips: Thin slices of plantains are fried in hot oil until they become crispy chips. Serve with your favorite dip or salsa.