Moroccan-Spiced Plantain Fries

bake or fry - fried are crispier but baked use less fat

bake or fry – fried are crispier but baked use less fat

Plantain is what we eat when Hubs and I crave carby comfort but we’ve reached peak potato.

It doesn’t happen often but occasionally I eat so many potato products in a short space of time that just looking at a root veg makes me tired (and bloated, but that’s a tale for another day).

Having just spent the weekend in Toronto – otherwise known as the city-where-every-meal-comes-with-fries, I’m pretty much potato’d out.

not to be confused with bananas - these babies are much starchier

not to be confused with bananas – these babies are much starchier

So plantains did the trick instead and they’re a great substitute. Especially when slathered with a sweet spice mix like this one.

For extra deliciousness, serve with ketchup, BBQ sauce or mayo.

Moroccan-Spiced Plantain Fries (serves 2)

  • 1 large green plantain
  • 2 tbsps butter, ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Whisk together the butter/oil and the spices in a bowl.
  2. Peel the plantain (make a shallow cut to break the skin and carefully peel back from the flesh) and cut into thin batons.
  3. Toss the plantain in the butter and spice mixture until well coated. Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes or fry until browned on all sides (about 5 minutes).

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