Fried Plantain

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well.

I thought today I would write a quick post about one of my favourite foods… PLANTAIN!!! It is from the fruit family and is often fried or boiled when eating, as opposed to eating it raw. I prefer when plantain is slightly ripe but not too soft, see the first image below, I prefer the middle one. My favourite way to cook plantain is sliced into circles and fried. I really like it when the edges get crispy and golden. Although sweet, plantain is actually quite nutritious once cooked, containing a high value of vitamin A, vitamin C and fibre. It is great as little snack to keep you going throughout the day as well as an accompaniment with most dishes. Plantain is eaten all over the world where ever it grows from parts of Africa, to south America and many Caribbean countries. It is also widely transported around the world to countries where fried snacks are popular.

Comment below your favourite foods!!

what’s the deal with plantains
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I have never used a banana as an ingredient for baking because I’m not that keen on the strong taste however, after making these muffins I might start experimenting with bananas more as a substitute for other ingredients. To be honest the taste of the banana is barely there but the muffin itself is much more filling and heavier when eating which I think is good because it really fills you up. Also it’s got fruit in it so it’s somewhat healthy 🙂

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Makes 6-7

Ingredients
50g Butter
1 Egg
85g Castor sugar
110g Self-raising flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tbsp Milk
1 ripe Banana
50g Milk chocolate chips

Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and prepare 7 muffins cases on a tray.

2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth or use an electric whisk.

3. Evenly spoon the mixture between the muffin cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes (mine were in a little longer, hence the extra golden top)

4. Take out from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

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