Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday's Snack: Pan-Fried Plantain and Tomatoes

I absolutely love lazy Sundays. I've done nothing productive today except my laundry. I'll deal with cleaning and cooking later ;)

I was in the mood for a snack before a quick nap... I will be twisting my hair (myself) this evening and it takes HOURS.

I planned to grill plantain but decided to try pan frying it just to see how it would turn out. I was going to eat the plantain on its own then remembered I had some tomatoes from last week which were past their sell by date. They still looked edible to me so I decided to eat some today before throwing the rest out. Plus veggies are good for you ;)


This is a much healthier alternative to 'dodo' (plantain shallow or deep fried in much more oil) and the best thing is it tastes the same . Try it and see! :)



Ingredients

1 plantain
2 tomatoes
2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Plantain/Tomatoes
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan
  2. Peel and slice the plantain (each slice should be ~ 1/2 an inch thick)
  3. Add the plantain to the pan and fry on medium heat.
  4. Turn after 4 minutes and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  5. When the plantain's cooked, serve it on a plate.
  6. Chop the tomatoes and add to the pan (heat another tablespoon of oil)
  7. Add some mixed herbs and toss tomatoes in pan every 30s.
  8. Serve with plantain
Preparation Time: ~10 minutes.

Alternatives:
Any vegetables of your choice and here I used sliced green peppers with mackerel.


5 comments:

Vickii said...

This looks yum! Just like dodo but without the deep frying! I'm going to have to try it out!!!

Adura said...

You're right Vickii, it tastes exactly like dodo. And it smells so nice too (thanks to the coconut oil).

Etoile Oye said...

I know what I'll be having on Saturday right after I get back from grocery shopping.

Etoile Oye said...

btw, where do you get your coconut oil?

Adura said...

Hi :) Are you in England?
Holland & Barrett are currently doing a Buy 1 get 1 for a penny sale on Coconut Oil.

Most health food shops sell coconut oil... Whole Foods too.