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Plantain Fries    Veg  HT  ACC  Caribbean   35mins plus  soaking

                           Dedicated to Simon Crisp -   good friend and the best  researcher ever!



Serves   4      Hot   Vegetables  Vegetarian Vegan     Accompaniment  Dairy Gluten Wheat Free   Eggless  West Indies  Nth America  North American




1 Large Plantain

4 teasp Salt

1.1L/40fl.oz. Water

6 tbsp Vegetable Oil

The Juice of 2 Limes





1. Peel the plantain and cut diagonally into 12.5mm/1/2 inch slices.


2. Place 3 teaspoons of the salt in a large bowl, together with the water and stir to dissolve. Add the plantain slices and leave for 20 minutes.


3. After this time, drain the plantains slices well and pat dry on kitchen paper.


4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the dried plantain slices and  sauté, very gently, for 10 minutes turning from time to time. Do not brown.


5. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and place between two pieces of kitchen paper and blot well to remove the excess oil.


6. Place the lime juice in a small bowl and add the remaining salt. Mix well.


7. Reheat the oil in the frying pan, dip each plantain slice into the lime mixture then fry on both sides until crisp.


8. Drain the slices on kitchen paper and sprinkle with a little extra salt. Serve immediately.




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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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