I love fried plantain, in Latin restaurants they call it Tajadas. Tajadas use ripe plantain which look almost black on the outside and are sweeter and starchy than the green plantains. To prepare Tajadas you cut the plantains lengthwise. When you eat at Chinese buffet restaurants, they also serve this and was called Honey Plantains, only they were sliced diagonally. Whatever is your preference in slicing the plantains, I am sure you will like it too and add it on your list of healthy snack or dessert recipe. This recipe again is very easy to do. I suggest getting the ripest you can find, then you will only need a little bit of sweetener.
I know you will be curious too if I say I use Cactus Honey Powder as garnish for my plantains. Just like you, when I saw it in the supermarket curiosity hits me. Yes, I do love experimenting and trying different food, if they serve samples I’ll try it. There’s no harm in trying right? So I did purchase a bag of this honey powder, it says in the label you can use it as replacement sweetener for your sugar. So, right after I fried the plantains drained it in paper towels to remove excess oil. I sprinkled the honey powder on top of the plantains and they were delicious, the powder provided the crunchiness I needed minus the mess if I will caramelize brown sugar.
A little digging on the Cactus Honey Powder, it’s made from the juice of a Mexican native cactus plant called Agave. It is also natural, healthy and an excellent sugar replacement for diabetics due to its low glycemic index. It also is a good ingredient for baking and can de drizzled on your favorite cereals, pancakes or waffles or on your plantains just what I did in this Fried Sweet Plantain recipe.
2 plantains, peeled and sliced diagonally
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Honey or sugar for garnish (optional)
1. Put oil in a skillet, pan fry plantains over medium heat.
2. Turn when brown and tender.
3. Drain excess oil in paper towels. Serve plain or drizzle with honey, powder honey or sugar. Enjoy!