Quick Fried Plantains
|Water||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Peanut oil/Lard||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)|
1. Peel the plantains and cut them into diagonal slices about two inches thick.
2. Combine the plantains with the water and salt and soak them for one hour. Drain and fry for five to seven minutes in fat heated to 350° F.
3. Remove the plantains with a slotted spoon and place on absorbent paper. Reserve the cooking fat.
4. Fold the paper over and mash the plantains with the palm of the hand. Return the plantains to the hot fat and cook five to seven minutes longer, turning once. Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle with salt.