An Indulgence: Sweet Plantains

I ate these for breakfast this morning as I enjoyed a cup of green tea with a dear friend. They will always remind me of a beautiful evening in Arizona when we celebrated the life of a man who knew how to live life to the fullest. Enjoy!



To peel the plantains, cut off ends and discard. With a paring knife, make 3 shallow slits lengthwise along the seams of the skin and peel away. Split the plantains lengthwise.

Heat 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet and place over medium low heat (plantains have a high sugar content and will burn if the heat is too high.) Fry the plantains in a single layer, until golden on the bottom then turn over with a spatula. Add the cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar and let cook a few more seconds, just to begin caramelizing the sugar.

Just before serving, melt remaining tablespoon of butter to finish the sauce. Serve immediately.

2 Responses to “An Indulgence: Sweet Plantains”

  1. mora says:

    Beautiful – thank you for sharing

  2. Thank you Mora…it came from the heart. Are you Matthew’s sister?

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