|Plantain by Nicole Margaretten|
I was lucky enough to spend the holidays in Costa Rica with my husband's family, and we ate a lot of local food. My favorite breakfast became fried plantains, gallo pinto, tortillas, and eggs. (Yes, that's a lot of food, but breakie is the most important meal of the day.)
Now that we've returned, we'll be enjoying more plantains as a replacement for potatoes. They're sweet, and they are very nutritious.
The best part? Making fried plantains is so easy! Choose very ripe plantains. Slice in coins, minus the peel, of course. Heat oil in a pan. Fry. If they're ripe enough, they don't need a single thing extra.