|Prep Time:||Less than 1 hr|
Here is a simple recipe of sweet plantains in a light aromatic syrup made with brandy. These tender plantains are delicious enough to accompany any meal. As you can see, from overlooking many of Puerto Rico's recipes, the plantain plays an important role in the Puerto Rican kitchen as they can be prepared numerous ways - boiled, fried, baked, etc. For this recipe, be sure to pick plantains that are completely yellow, with no green spots, and with few black spots. This is delicious served warm or at room temperature.
4 yellow plantains, peeled, sliced in 1/2 inch rounds or on the diagonal
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup brandy
- Place butter in sautee pan over medium low heat.
- Add plantains to pan and cook about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Bring brown sugar, water, and cinnamon to boil in saucepan.
- Stir in plantains.
- Cook, uncovered low heat for 25 minutes, stirring ocassionally.
- Stir in brandy.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.