A friend of mine gave me a whole case of plantains! WOO HOO!!! They were already ripening, so I waited until they were very ripe and sweet before I cooked them.
First I sliced the plantains, poured oil into a skillet so they were halfway submerged, and lightly fried them over medium heat. They're sweet and delicious, even eaten by themselves!
I then browned beef, adding lots of garlic, onion, and salt. Once cooked, put it in a bowl and chop the cooked plantains (now called amarillos) into it.
The sweet of the amarillos combined with the flavorful saltiness of the beef makes a DELICIOUS and hearty main dish! It's kind of a simpler version of pastelon de amarillos or piononos, two of my favorite Puerto Rican dishes.
Do you eat plantains? If so, how do you prepare them?