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FRIED PLANTAINS : MEXICAN FOOD RECIPE

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Plantain chips are a popular treat in Mexico. These fried morsels are better because they are thicker — the perfect size to drench in the spicy/sour and sugary/sweet sauces. Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

12 plantains 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 cup ground horseradish 1⁄4 cup sour cream 1⁄4 cup honey 1⁄4 cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. Remove the skins from the plantains and cut into 2-inch lengths. Using a heavy spatula, press down on each piece, round end up, until it is 1⁄4-inch to 1⁄2-inch thick. They should be about the size of a 50-cent piece. 2. Pour the oil into a medium-sized skillet and turn to medium heat. Fry the plantain patties until they are lightly browned on each side. 3. Make a sauce by combining the horseradish, salt, and sour cream. Make another sauce by combining the brown sugar and honey. Use the sauces for dipping the hot plantain patties.

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