This a bit of a diversion from the type of articles I have been bringing you lately, my sweet friends, but a tasty one nonetheless! And when done right, a fairly healthy option for a sweet treat! But let me back up a tad before I dive right in...
See how I did that... he will never even know!
Now, back to my point... You see Mr. TDC is Costa Rican, in case you were wondering from his ethnically ambiguous look in the pictures above, and his mom was born and raised there. I think that is the bees knees my friends, and so this recipe I am sharing with you today is one I was given the pleasure of experiencing in great part through that family tie to Central American delights...
For any of you who have ever visited a place in the Central Americas, you may have had just such a treat in some variety or another and I bet you liked it!
So let's dive on in shall we? Here is what you will need for this. Be warned... it's very simple!
- Plantains (these look like oversized bananas)
- Oil (I used Grape Seed Oil for this, since it's a healthy alternative)
- Sour Cream
Heat a few tablespoons of your oil in a skillet. You want it at a medium heat so that you can cook your plantains all the way through and not burn the outside.
Peel and then slice your plantains in half lengthwise and then cut into thirds.
Place them in your warmed oil, face down and brown.
Flip them over once you see browning begin to seep up the bottom edges.
Brown on the top until the entire plantain is golden brown and looks carmelized just a tad.
Allow them to cool and serve with fresh and chilled sour cream. It's amazing and I think you will agree... the sweet of the plantains and slightly sour of the sour cream is the most amazing combo... LOVE!
Now, if you can imagine the largest farmer's market ever and then add a bit more to it with lot's of antiques and thrifted home decor, that is what Denio's is... it's my favorite place on earth, kinda seriously. If you are local, you need to go, it's probably been too long since you were last there!
This post sponsored by Denio's, all opinions, ramblings, and craziness are my own...