I love plantains, known as plátano macho in Spanish. They look a lot like big fat bananas, but they aren’t quite the same and the peel is much thicker than on a regular banana. You can buy them green or yellow with black spots like the ones pictured above depending on what you’re using them for. My two favorite ways to eat them are plain and fried with a little crema Mexicana or as empanadas rellenos de frijol, which is a recipe that comes from Veracruz (and is a family favorite) that I’ll have to share with you soon.
- What’s your favorite way to eat plantains?