Discussion in 'SMB' started by MackneyHackem, Apr 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM.
No matter who disagrees, you'll be right. So, OK, it's not like a banana at all.
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.
I'm really trying to think of another comparison. It is like a banana
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.
'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.'
Ahhh I tend not to mash or bake them
I don't like bananas but I do like plantain usually.
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
Cooking banana - Wikipedia
Not potato related at all
Ever tried one?
He doesn't like that either.
Yes, I cook with them all this time
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.
Man’s backing jolof and plantain then?
Thats because they go starchy when cooked
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.
Just a shite banana. Very common here.
Crazy that like mind blarn
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