Sweet Fried Plantains

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
2   whole   plantains -- ripe
4   tablespoons   unsalted butter
1   teaspoon   ground cinnamon
1/4   teaspoon   ground nutmeg
1   teaspoon   vanilla extract -- pure not imitation
2   tablespoons   dark brown sugar -- packed
Peel plantains and slice into rounds.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter on medium low. Add plantains and cook until golden on the bottom.

Flip plantains over and add cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and brown sugar. Cook until golden on bottom and sugar starts to caramelize.

Add remaining tablespoon of butter off heat to finish the sauce.

Notes : When fully ripe the plantains will be black.

Makes 4 servings

Per Serving: 242 Calories; 12g Fat (41.7% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 31mg Cholesterol; 8mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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