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Plantains with Cortaditos

Plantains with Cortaditos
Ingredients for Plantains
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic - whole or minced
  • Coconut oil
  • Agave nectar
  • Plantains (green with brown/black markings - look at pictures below)
  • Himalayan salt or sea salt
  • Lemon
  • Fresh cilantro
Ingredients for Cortadito
  • Freshly brewed CafĂ© Cubano
  • Monk fruit or raw sugar
  • Agave nectar
  • Half & half
  • Condensed milk

Prep

Bowl and spoon for mixing stuff
Microwave
Oven

Glass casserole dish or cookie sheet & tin foil

Directions for Plantains

1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Coat a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
3. Cut the ends off of the plantains and peel.
4. Cut each plantain on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices.
5. Arrange in single layer and coat tops with cooking spray.
Bake, turning occasionally, for 10-15 minutes, until plantains are golden brown and very tender.

Directions for Cortadito

1. Pour the milk into a small coffee cup or espresso cup.
2. Warm the milk briefly in the microwave (about 30 seconds)
3. Pour Cafe Cubano into the milk to taste (about 2 oz is good) and spoon a dollop of the espuma on top.
4. Serve immediately

Plantains with Cortaditos - Home & Family

Steven Bauer is in the kitchen whipping up one of his mother's traditional Cuban dishes.

* Machine is called a Moka in Italy, or stove-top espresso machine


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