Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WE LOVE PLANTAINS!

      Janine and I have always been big fans of plantains.  Our mom loves them even more. Plantains belong to the banana family and are palatable when cooked. Over the years my family and I have enjoyed them roasted, boiled, baked and fried. However these days we have them fried on most weekdays  and baked on Sundays along with our lunch. They are also a must as part of every holiday meal.
BAKED PLANTAINS
FRIED PLANTAINS
        When we bake or fry our plantains we do not add sugar but some recipes include it. We use coconut oil for baking and frying them.          

52 comments:

Sandee said...

I don't think I've ever had this, but I would sure love to try them all the ways they can be prepared. They look really good.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I hope you get to try them some day Sandee! Take care and have yourself a good Tuesday.

Buckeroomama said...

Ooh, I love them, too! We used to buy them off street vendors who fry them whole with sugar and stick them onto barbecue sticks. We called them banana-cues. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Buckeroomama! The way the street vendors cook them certainly sounds delicious! Take care and have a good Tuesday.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...it's like I can smell them! Yum!!

Yvonne said...

I've never had plantains ..may have to taste test them :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I hope you get to taste them Yvonne! Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

They have a nice aroma Dina! I am going to enjoy some now with my lunch!:) Enjoy the rest of your day.

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

Great Blog! Thanks for reading my post on Gnocchi. I really enjoyed your comment.

Best, Clancy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clancy! Take care.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I love plantains!!! They are so Yummy!

Dee

Judy Haughton-James said...

So you know Plantains Dee! They are indeed Yummy!

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for joining tina´s wordless wednesday ♥

Judy Haughton-James said...

Happy to join in Tina! Take care.

Ai Sakura said...

Hmm I would have just thought they were banana! haha.. looks yummy :) thanks for linking up again!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Platains are my absolute favorite! I buy them all the time but I know they are not nearly as good as what you have!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I see that you are also a fan of plantains Melissa!:) Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Happy to link up again Ai! You are right, they look a lot like bananas and are from the banana family.

Suzy said...

Oh yummy I love plantains too particularly fried ones. Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I'm following you too. Thanks for sharing this very yummy post.

Albert Einstein☺ said...

Wow it's my very first time to see such food. I could not imagine that it could be fried like that. I mean, the banana is not suppossed to be fried if you are here in the Philippines. However, we have different taste buds. hahaa

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Albert. Here in Jamaica we boil bananas and have them as banana chips when green. Plantains which are from the banana family we only have cooked. Take care and have a good Wednesday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for following back and sharing your comments Suzy! Take care and have a good Wednesday.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I have to say, I love bananas but I have never had a plantain! They look delicious though! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Jennifer. I hope you get to eat plantains some day. Take care.

Candice said...

Growing up in a Hispanic family, we love plantains too...so yummy! Thanks again for the Sunshine Award. I have posted about it on my blog :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Always great to hear from you Candice. I see that you also know and love plantains. I was really happy to pass on the Sunshine Award to you. Take care.

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Those look delicious!

Judy Haughton-James said...

They are indeed delicious Good Girl Gone Green. Have a good Wednesday.

NovaS said...

i love plantains too...but the one we have here in USA isn't the same as what we have in ASIA version...the texture is really different, but i guess it is on how you prepare the plantains..yours looks yummy..now i'm starving....

cheerfulnuts said...

My parents love plantains too! In the Philippines, we call them "saba".:)

May said...

I'm hungry right now.. I'm thinking of going to buy mine.. We love plantains and i prepare it often. Hope you enjoyed your sweet plantains :-))

Clairejustine said...

These look great,I would love to try them :)

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

Never had a plantain... but I think I just may have to try them! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back =-)
Beth
www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

I hope you get to try them someday Clairejustine. Have a good Thursday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I note that you know and love plantains May! I will have some more today!:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for the added information that they are called "Saba" in the Philippines. Take care and have a good day cheerfulnuts.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog and sharing your comments Beth. I will definitely follow back. Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for the information you shared NovaS. Take care and have a good Thursday.

Irene said...

Wow that looks yummy! Bananas are among my fave fruits. So probably anything from the banana family would taste as good.

Take care Judy! :-)

Irene

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Irene,
I hope you get to try plantains some day. I am sure you would enjoy them. Take care and have a good Wednesday.
Judy

Katya kate said...

I love plantains too! These photos made me hungry Judy! I love it boiled or fried or grilled or made as crispy chips. Simply delicious. We never have it here in the country where I'm based now - Taiwan. So sad, but I will have a lot when I go home. Thanks for sharing!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Katya Kate. You just reminded me of Plantain chips! I have had those as well as fried green plantains. Plantain tarts are also delicious. Take care and have a good day.

Debbie said...

A true Caribbean Queen :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Debbie! You certainly made me smile! Have a good day.

JamericanSpice said...

I don't use sugar either and I love plantains. I had to give myself a break from them, but I need to start again!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I hope you get to start enjoying some again JamericanSpice!

Maria said...

Judy!! Catching up on your posts is making my morning!! It has been a busy past few days and I'm happy to be visiting.
I love plantains!!!! Really, really love them!!
When I was younger, my ex boyfriend's Mom always made them. I can eat so many! Haha!
Yours look so so good!
They have a few restaurants around here that make them. They are good. But not nearly as good as the ones we had when in Jamaica!! :)
YUM!!
So much love to you, Judy!
Xoxoxoxo
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

I note that you love plantains also Maria and had some when you were here in Jamaica! Guess what?! Baked plantains will be part of my Sunday lunch today!:) I really appreciate your commenting on my posts. Always wonderful to hear from you. Take care. Lots of Love and best wishes.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hello, Judy! I am enjoying reading your blog this morning. I have missed a lot over here while my girls were out of school for Fall Break!!!

I love plantains, too. I bet yours taste wonderful!

xoxoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Ricki! I enjoyed some baked plantains yesterday and will have some fried ones today. Enjoy your Monday.

The Belly Dancer said...

OMG We love them in Cuba too! I still eat them all the time. When fried we call them tostones :) My mouth is watering. Have a great Monday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

So you also love plantains The Belly Dancer! I note the name that they are called in Cuba. Thanks for the information.

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