If you've never had plantains before, now is the time to change all that. They are similar to bananas, but have more starch so they can stand in for potatoes or help you create a yummy dessert. Check out these plantain recipes and you'll want to toss some in the cart every time you get groceries.
1. Plantain Based Pancakes
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Breakfast will never be the same once you've tried these tasty pancakes.
2. Plantain Tostados
Via Plantain Tostados with Cilantro Lime ...
Don't these look divine? I'd eat a few of them, that's for sure.
3. Fried Sweet Plantains
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This is an easy and tasty dessert that anyone will love.
4. Chicken Taquitos
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The plantains in this recipe make it all that much better.
5. Potato Chip Replacement
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These taste great dipped in guacamole. Yum!
6. Pan Fried Plantains
These are wonderful on their own, or on top of an ice cream sundae.
7. Baked Toastones
Via Baked Tostones (Green Plantains) | ...
There are lots of yummy things you can dip these into.
8. Plantain Beef Pie
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This riff on shepherd's pie is one you won't be able to turn down.
9. Vegan Cuban Bowl
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This meal in a bowl is so yummy that you won't even miss the meat.
10. Ripe Plantain Fritters
Via Aborrajados de Plátano (Ripe Plantain ...
These crispy delights are great appetizers, but also taste good with a salad.
11. Garlic Flavored Mashed Plantains
Via Mofongo (Garlic-Flavored Mashed Plantains)
What a yummy side dish this is. Serve it with ribs or steak.
12. Puerto Rican Lasagna
Via Pastelón (Sweet Plantain "Lasagna") - ...
This gooey delight is great served with rice and beans.
13. Plantain Sandwich Rounds
Via Gluten Free Plantain Sandwich Rounds
This is a nice alternative to your standard sandwich bread.
14. Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese
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These look like a dinner that I would really love to try.
15. Plantain Cups with Avocado and Shrimp
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Pop a few of these and you'll be in plantain nirvana.
16. Plantain Dumplings Stuffed with Cheese
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These are great dipped in ranch dressing.
17. Ripe Plantains Casserole
Via Pastelón de plátanos maduros (Ripe ...
This beefy casserole is filling and easy to throw together.
18. Cheese Filled Plantain and Corn Fritters
There is a yummy surprise inside this fritter.
19. Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Fried Plantain and Coconut Fried Quinoa with Macadamia Nuts
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The name says it all - this is a meal that everyone is going to love.
20. Plantains with Rum Brown Sugar Glaze
If you want a fancy dessert, this is the one for you.
21. Plantain Waffles
Via AIP Plantain Waffles
Throw some syrup on these and you have breakfast all ready for you.
22. Crispy Plantain Fries
Via Follow Real Sustenance
Served with ketchup, these taste just like the original.
23. Shredded Pork over Caramelized Mashed Plantains
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I totally want this for dinner tonight, don't you?
24. Sweet Plantain Dessert
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This dessert is totally to die for.
25. Deep Fried Caramalized Plantains
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You can pretty much deep fry anything and these plantains prove it.
26. Maple Plantain Cake with Caramel Sauce
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This cake is moist and has just the right amount of caramel.
How do you eat plantains? Any other ideas to share?