Smashed Caramelized Plantains "Platanos al Caldero"
- 4 ripe plantains
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 stick butter
- 4 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1 lime, juiced
Cut ends off plantains, peel and slice in half lengthwise. Set 2 large non stick saute pans over medium-high heat and add oil and 2 tablespoons butter into each pan. Add plantains and cook for 10 minutes - you don't want to move it too frequently otherwise it won't caramelize as well, flipping halfway. Once you flip the plantains, sprinkle with light brown sugar (depending on the ripeness/sweetness of the plantains, adjust the sugar amount) and salt. The plantains should be nice and golden. Squeeze with fresh lime juice just before serving.
Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence