Boiled plantains make an easy-to-prepare base for meat or vegetable stews. Because of the amount of agricultural chemicals used in fruit cultivation, we suggest a good soap and hot-water scrub before cooking plantains this way. if you prefer, you may peel them before boiling.


4 large plantains


Drop unpeeled plantains in boiling water. Cook for 15 - 20 minutes until a test plantain is tender when pierced with a fork. Peel before serving.


Serves 4


country : Burundi

course : side dish


source : The Africa News Cookbook : African Cooking for Western Kitchens / edited by Tami Hultman