Sweet Plantains with Coca Cola Recipe (Platanos en Tentacion)

Sweet Plantains with Coca-Cola Recipe (Platano en Tentacion) a staple of the Latin American cuisine, plantains are versatile in every stage and color! The darker the sweeter as we prove here with this tasty recipe #plantains #latincuisine #sidedish
Hola Amigos: Today I'm sharing with you an easy recipe to prepare Plantains! I can't get tired of this delicious and versatile fruit! No matter the stage of it's life cycle, it's good! To make this recipe you need to have the plantains as dark skinned as possible, almost black or black! It's o.k. they are not spoiled, they are perfect for this dish!
Dark plantains are easy to find at your grocery store. By the time they are out in the shelves for us to purchase, they are already brownish yellow, after that it takes only a couple of days for them to turn black.

Platanos en Tentacion or Sweet Plantains are an almost mandatory side for all of our meals. Much like fries in America or Tortillas in Mexico, plantains are loved green when they are a salty snack or like in this case, sweet and cooked slowly in butter and sugar, your favorite fruit juice or Coke. When you eat them all the time, variety is important!

A few weeks ago I made a batch to go along with my Rice and Beans with Coconut Milk, perfect together, as every meal needs a little bit of sweetness to make it even better!

If you had plantains before, let me know what's your favorite way to have them! This is just an easy recipe with a a few ingredients for days you want to have something different and tropical as part of your lunch or dinner but not necessarily as a dessert or smoothie. Hope you guys are having a great week! Keep in mind my friends, everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love!


Sweet Plantains with Coca-Cola
3  Ripe Plantains
4 TBSP Butter or Margarine
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
Peel the plantains and cut them in 2"-3" pieces. In a large pan, melt butter and brown the plantain pieces. Add sugar, cinnamon and enough Coca-Cola to cover the plantains. Cook plantains on low heat, covered until they are soft and the sauce has caramelized. About 20-30 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Sweet Plantains with Coca-Cola Recipe (Platanos en Tentacion) The darker the plantain the sweeter your recipe will be! Don't throw those dark plantains away, delight your family with this tasty side dish typical of the Latin American Cuisine. #plantains #latinfoods #sidedish

Prep and Cook Time :20-30 minutes                                                           Serves  4-6
Sweet Plantains with Coca-Cola Recipe (Platanos en Tentacion) A different way to prepare this humble fruit and a very tasty way to introduce your family to the flavors of the LatinAmerican culture #plantains #sidedish #latinfoods

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