- ripe plantains – 4 (yellow with some black lines/spots, should be somewhat soft to the touch)
- Cilantro – 1/2 tsp chopped
- Chunky Peanut Butter – 4 tbsp
- white cheese (instead of peanut butter) – 1/2 pound grated.
The plantains can either be fried or baked. Either method will work. If the cooking method used is fried, then slice them cut crosswise, fried in olive oil (or coconut oil) until golden brown.
If baked, preheat oven to 400°F. Cut a slit the length of the unpeeled maduro on one side. On a baking sheet or piece of aluminum foil place the maduros with the uncut side down on the center rack and cook 35 minutes (to as long as one hour). The cooking time depends on the size and thickness of the maduros. They are ‘done’ when the pulp is protruding through the slit. Remove from oven and peel. Mash the pulp a paste.
Combine the mashed maduros, peanut butter or cheese or both with the cilantro and make into a ball, for a total of four (4), and serve.
Serve with a strong coffee!