A few weeks ago, we bought a plantain at Whole Foods. I wasn't really sure what to do with it, but I'd read about them a little & wanted to try one.
Plantains are a relative of bananas. They're bigger & are often used in savory dishes, similarly to potatoes. I wanted to try them grilled, but by the time we got around to using it, that wasn't possible. It was black & very ripe, making it more like a banana.
Once cooked, our very ripe plantain tasted similar to a banana but with a firmer consistency. We really liked it as a dessert! Next time, I won't let it sit on the counter for so long & we can try a savory version.
1 plantain, peeled
1 tsp coconut oil
2 T toasted marshmallow vodka
1/2 T cinnamon sugar
3 T chocolate chips
Cut the peeled plantain in half. Slice each half lengthwise into 3-4 slices, depending on the size of your plantain. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add plantain slices once coconut oil is melted. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes, then flip. Pour vodka over plantains & cook until it boils off. Remove from heat & divide evenly onto 2 plates. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar & chocolate chips. Serve immediately.