Sweet Plantain Omelet with Fried Bread and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce: Tortilla de Maduros con Pan Frito y Salsa Criolla

Total Time:
1 hr 11 min
35 min
1 min
35 min

4 servings

  • 1 pound all-purpose flour
  • 3 ounces powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4 ounces solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup ice water
  • Olive oil, for frying dough, plus 4 tablespoons
  • 9 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 medium ripe plantain
  • 3 large Spanish onions, sliced
  • 2 red peppers, roasted and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, powdered milk, salt, and baking powder. On a flat surface, make a well with the combined dry ingredients. Place the shortening and 1 cup of water in the well. Working your way inward, start to work the shortening and dry ingredients into a dough. When dough is no longer sticky, cover with oiled plastic wrap and let the dough res for 1 hour.

  • On flat floured surface, roll out the dough to a circle about 1/2-inch thick. Using a 3-inch cookie cutter, cut round pieces from the dough.

  • Heat up about 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees, and then fry the dough for about 1 minute on each side until they puff. Place in a warm oven only until the omelet is ready.

  • Whisk the eggs in a small bowl with a sprinkle each of salt and pepper.

  • Cut plantains on a bias and fry in very hot oil until golden on both sides, then remove from oil and set aside.

  • In a separate pan, saute 2 onions in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about 2 minutes then add the fried plantains and pour the eggs in. Turn the heat down to low and cook for about 8 minutes or until the top is almost thoroughly cooked. Flip the omelet over and cook for about 6 more minutes. Saute the remaining onion in 3 tablespoons of oil, add the roasted peppers, garlic, and cilantro. Cook until tender then puree and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Cut omelet into 4 equal quarters and serve on top of pepper sauce with the fried bread.

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