Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Plantains Foster

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  • Level: Easy
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1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup packed golden brown sugar

Juice of one orange

2 very ripe plantains, peeled, sliced

1/4 cup dark rum

Vanilla ice cream

Freshly grated orange peel


  1. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add sugar and orange juice and stir until sugar melts. Add plantains and saute until tender and caramelized. Add rum. Using long match, carefully ignite mixture. Cook until flames die out. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with orange peel.