Mashed plantains make for a tasty Cuban-inspired side dish.



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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle plantains with salt and cayenne; drizzle with oil to coat. Arrange, cut sides down, on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until cut sides of plantains begin to caramelize, about 20 minutes. Turn plantains; roast 10 minutes more.

  • Mash hot plantains on baking sheet with a potato masher until somewhat smooth (some large chunks should remain). Transfer to a serving bowl, and drizzle with lime juice.

Cook's Notes

Soft, with peels that are mostly brown or black, plantains (platanos maduros, in Spanish) are available in Latin-American markets and many grocery stores.

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I've made this many times already, and this is my go to recipe whenever I get a chance to buy some plantains.