Fried Sweet Plantains w/ Bruschetta & Chipotle Drizzle
blender, frying pan, tongs, air fryer, bowl, cooking spoon
- 2 chipotle chili in adobo
- 122 g full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp water
Chipotle Instructions: In a blender, add garlic, yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lemon, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 3 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of cumin powder, and the chipotle peppers. Blend all the ingredients until the texture is smooth. If the chipotle sauce is still too thick for your liking, add water little by little to thin it out enough to form a smooth drizzle.
- 2 plantains (for deep frying)
- 180 ml cooking oil (for deep frying)
- frying pan
Fried Plantains Instructions: Cut each plantain in half then remove the peel. Then cut each plantain in slices half an inch or a little over a centimeter at slanted angles. Once all the plantain slices are ready, pour about half cup of frying oil into a pan and turn the stove to medium high heat (between 6 and 7 on an electric stove). If your heat is too high then reduce to medium, plantains can cook fast. Tip: To reduce the amount of trans fats released, you can substitute for coconut oil.
Cook the plantains until slightly brown on each side then set aside. You can place each plantain on a paper towel to drain the oil.If you prefer to use an air fryer then the same instructions apply. You only want the plantains to be cooked until slightly golden brown. Once your plantains are done, set aside to cool.
- air fryer
If you prefer to use an air fryer then the same instructions apply. You only want the plantains to be cooked until slightly golden brown. Once your plantains are done, set aside to cool.
- 15 cherry tomatoes
- 5 sprigs chives
- 1 onion
- 20 g corn nuts
- cooking spoon
Bruschetta Instructions: Dice onions, cherry tomatoes, corn nuts, and green spring onions. Add them to a small bowl.
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
Add the remaining olive oil, salt, and lemon juice and stir for a minute. Once you are done you can plate the bruschetta mix on top of your plantains. You can add extra seasonings of your choice at this point and a dash of sugar if the bruschetta is still too acidic.