Jane’s favoutrite breakfast that she learnt to cook all the way in sunny Panama. Jane went over earlier in the year and stayed with the wonderful Kammie, after which, inspiration flowed freely for news ways of eating. Kammie is a brilliant cook and only eats the finest, healthiest foods on the planet. After years of seeking and experimenting, Kammie’s food combinations are top banana!
Plantains are the prime source of carbohydrates in many countries where they are mainly used like a potato. A plantain fritter is a thing of heavenly flavour and crispness, but you can only eat one and then lie down for a while. They are rich!
This is a simple breakfast dish, we don’t want to be messing around in the kitchen too much at this time of year, especially at breakfast time. Plantains are easy to come by in Britain and are distinctly different from their cousin, the humble banana. Get a nice soft yellow plantain ideally, which will be sweet, but not quite as sweet as a banana. You may also use green un-ripened plantains here, just add a little honey or brown sugar to the pan just before serving and stir in. Unripened plantains have a potato-like texture and flavour which is savoury and delicious.
We love to use coconut oil as it is the healthy alternative to almost any other oil. It does have slight coconut flavour, which suits us just fine, but can clash with some dishes. Read more about the wonders of coconut oil here.
The yoghurt here adds a wonderful creamy Caribbean flavour to breakfast, a great way to start any day. Bring on the palm trees!
2 plantains per person (depending on size, some are massive), 2 teas cinnamon, 2 tbs coconut oil
To serve – Yoghurt of choice (we used organic soya yoghurt), 2 tbs coconut cream
Half the plantains length ways, heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and place the plantians in flat side down. Fry for a couple of minutes each side and turn over, they should be nicely golden on the outside and soft in the middle.
Place on a plate with some kitchen roll and mop up any excess oil.
The yoghurt is simple, mix the coco cream with the yoghurt.
Warm and sprinkled with cinnamon and a nice blob of coco yoghurt.
We Love It!
Brings a little bit of Panama sun to our little Welsh home, much needed on many Sunday mornings.
Plantains contain more vitamin A and C than bananas, they are also rich in the vitamin B’s. As we all know by now, plantains and bananas are actually herbs and not fruits (fascinating fact of the day!)