The plane tree is a fruit of the same family as bananas that is commonly consumed in different tropical areas, where it is a staple food.
The plane tree is purchased in ethnic shops and generally consumed cooked, fried, baked, grilled or pan-fried: in this article we will learn how to cook three recipes with plantains .
The plane tree chips are more common to taste the plane tree in South America: they are prepared in a simple way, usually fried, but can also be baked in the oven. They are consumed as an appetizer served with sauces or to accompany fish or meat dishes.
To prepare plane tree chips it is preferable to choose unripe plane trees since the flavor, at this stage, is similar to that of potatoes; the unripe plane trees have a completely green skin.
> 2 plane trees;
> olive oil;
Peel the plane trees and cut them into oblique slices about one centimeter thick.
If you want to prepare chips of fried plantains, heat plenty of oil in a large pan and brown a few slices of plane tree at a time for a few minutes, turning them over to allow a homogeneous browning; at the end of cooking, place them on absorbent paper to remove excess oil, then place them in a bowl, add salt and serve.
To prepare the baked plantain chisps, place the plantain slices in an oven dish, add salt and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil; Bake for ten minutes at 180 ° C and finally serve.
The plane tree can be used as an alternative to potatoes to prepare mashed potatoes, to be served with seasonal vegetables. P
To prepare the plantain puree, choose unripe or slightly ripe fruits, with green or yellow peel, free of black spots.
> 2 plane trees;
> 50 ml of coconut milk;
> salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Peel the plane trees, cut them into coarse pieces and cook them in steam or in boiling water, until they become soft. At the end of cooking, blend the plane trees with coconut milk and add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and nutmeg and finally serve.
A recipe that comes from the Philippines to taste the plane tree in a sweet version to be consumed at the end of a meal or for a delicious snack. For the preparation of sweet recipes based on plane trees, mature plane trees are chosen because at maturity the fruit reaches the maximum of sweetness; the mature plane trees can be recognized by the yellow skin stained with black or almost entirely black.
> 2 mature plane trees;
> 2 tablespoons of cane sugar;
> 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder;
> 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Peel the plane trees, cut them into thin slices and arrange them in a bowl with the sugar and cinnamon, stirring well to mix.
Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick pan and caramelize the slices of plane tree over medium heat for about three minutes per side; serve still hot.