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.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

260 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 57.1g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 26.9g; fat 5.3g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 2063.2IU; vitamin c 33.1mg; folate 39.7mcg; calcium 5.7mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 66.4mg; potassium 896.1mg; sodium 77.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

4 starch, 1 fat