Plantains are a starchy, less-sweet relative of the banana. They are typically sold underripe, with yellow skin, but are best when the skin is almost completely black. Buy underripe plantains about one week in advance and ripen on the counter.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add plantain slices in a single layer and sprinkle with chipotle pepper. Cook until browned on both sides. Toss with cilantro (or parsley).


Nutrition Facts

259.9 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 57.1g 18% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 4.1g 17% DV; sugars 26.9g; fat 5.3g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 2063.2IU 41% DV; vitamin c 33.1mg 55% DV; folate 39.7mcg 10% DV; calcium 5.7mg 1% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 66.4mg 24% DV; potassium 896.1mg 25% DV; sodium 77.3mg 3% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.