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The Ingredient That's Perfect When it's Overripe

Published April 7, 2021

Wait for your plantains to turn nearly black: Your patience will be rewarded

Thanks for visiting The Bittman Project, a place where food is everything (or pretty close).


When you buy plantains, you have many options. Since a lot of stores sell them green-only, you can wait a few days, until they yellow a bit, and make tostones — chewy, starchy, crisp little pancakes that you cook twice. That’s for another story. 

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