I LOVE these! Platanos maduros are better overly ripe. They would be very nice and sweet, absolutely no need to add sugar of any sort. All nine pictures associated with this recipe are of yellow plantains (ripe). I like to make what my PuertoRican family calls a 'pastelon': fry slices lengthwise and arrange them on the bottom of a pan (9x9) add layer of cooked ground beef over it - like a lasagna, layer more slices and then more beef. End with a layer of fried plantains. (add shredded cheese in each layer if you want) Take a beaten egg and pour evenly over the whole thing to help set it so it won't fall apart as you cut to serve. Bake for about 20min at 400 until egg is cooked. I like to eat it on its own. My hubby likes it with rice. The green plantains are also good, however those are not sweet in the least and I like them salted and with a garlicky/spicy sauce to dip. My 12yo son loves these instead of the sweet ones with his 'special' sauce: mayo, ketchup and hot sauce mixed together - you can add garlic to it too.
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I LOVE these! Platanos maduros are better overly ripe. They would be very nice and sweet,...