Fried Plantains with Sweet Heat

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min
Ingredients
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet hot mustard
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish, prepared
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, natural
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 3 green plantains
  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Dash cayenne pepper
Directions

In a bowl, combine the juice of 1/2 of lime, sweet chili sauce, mustard, horseradish and vinegar. Set aside.

Heat 1/2-inch of oil in 12-inch heavy pan.

Cut plantain on diagonal into 1-inch thick pieces, remove peel.

When oil is hot, add the plantains and fry both sides until golden.

Drain on paper bag, and sprinkle with salt, and minced garlic. With a flat bottomed, heat proof, glass bowl, smash plantains evenly flat, embedding garlic into them. Return to hot oil and fry until dark golden brown. Remove, drain again on a paper bag, adding more coarse salt, to taste, the red pepper flakes, the cayenne pepper and a squeeze of lime.

Serve while hot with sweet heat sauce.


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