Plantain

Discussion in 'SMB' started by MackneyHackem, Apr 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM.

  1. Titus

    Titus Striker

    No matter who disagrees, you'll be right. So, OK, it's not like a banana at all.
     
  2. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Aye I thought it was decent crack.

    Even my da' who would normally pretend to be outraged and say something about how 'if we did that we'd be called racist' cracked a smile.
     
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  3. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    I'm really trying to think of another comparison. It is like a banana:confused:
     
  4. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Sainsburys have them in sometimes and they aren't all that expensive. They're ok but I wouldn't chase round to get them.

    The taste varies depending how you cook them. Fried, they do caramelise so taste a bit like a banana but mashed or baked I think they taste closer to potato.
     
  5. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    'They’re sold by the bananas, but they probably belong closer to the potatoes.

    Because while plantains may resemble bananas, they taste and cook more like a tuber. And in much of the world, that’s how these starchy fruit — sometimes called a “cooking banana” — are used. In Africa and India, they often are used as the base of stews and curries, much as potatoes would be.

    Rinconcito Paisa, Colombian bakery and restaurant in Mariners Harbor, features some exciting specimens of plantains on their menu. Green ones get pounded into a pancake, then fried in vegetable oil until crispy. That preparation makes the vegetable taste a little like a potato chip would if it were thick-cut, although the flattened plantain remains spongiform in the middle.'
     
  6. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker


    Ahhh I tend not to mash or bake them
     
  7. Titus

    Titus Striker

    I don't like bananas but I do like plantain usually.
     
  8. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    I only cook them the one way. I have eaten them in other ways but stupidly didn't really take that into account earlier.

    I get the potato comparisons now as you can use them like potato flour etc
     
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  9. AB22 Easy Tiger

    AB22 Easy Tiger Nocturnal Tourist Staff Member Contributor

    Cooking banana - Wikipedia

    Not potato related at all
     
  10. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    Ever tried one?

    See..
     
  11. kossoff

    kossoff Winger

    He doesn't like that either.
     
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  12. AB22 Easy Tiger

    AB22 Easy Tiger Nocturnal Tourist Staff Member Contributor

    Yes, I cook with them all this time
     
  13. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    Ok mate. Well everyone else in this thread apart from you and Cat think the taste resembles a cross between a banana and a potato.

    But I guess we're all wrong.
     
  14. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Man’s backing jolof and plantain then?
     
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  15. AB22 Easy Tiger

    AB22 Easy Tiger Nocturnal Tourist Staff Member Contributor

    Thats because they go starchy when cooked
     
  16. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker


    I really think it depends how you prepare it.

    Not like potato in a frying pan.

    Like potato flour if you use it that way.
     
  17. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Forget it.
     
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  18. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    :lol::lol:
     
  19. kossoff

    kossoff Winger

    Just a shite banana. Very common here.
     
  20. CraigyLee

    CraigyLee Striker

    Crazy that like mind blarn
     

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