Spicy plantain wedges (2 ways)

So I found some really good plantain a while back and decided to experiment a bit. It is one of may favourite foods so I generally don’t like to mess with it. I always cook them the same three ways my mother did. I guess I just didn’t want to mess with my childhood memories! He he he!

they look good don't they?
they look good don’t they?

This time, I went out on a limb! I did a couple of experiments and they turned out well. This is the first batch, will share the other later in the week.   

First I had to figure out how to cut the wedges…

the first thing was to figure out how to cut the wedges. I made diagonal cuts of the bananas (as you see there on the left), then the put those on their flat side and cut in half (as you see in the middle). Et Voila! Plantain Wedges! \(^_^)/
I made diagonal cuts of the bananas (as you see there on the right), then put those on their flat side and cut in half (as you see in the middle). Et Voila! Plantain Wedges! \(^_^)/

Start preheating the oven to 180°C. Next is to coat them with something spicy…

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this is the first mix I did, it has 1 tablespoon on paprika, 3 pinches of salt, cooking oil (3 to 4 tablespoons), and I also added 2 cloves of crushed garlic (I also suggest adding chilli powder to taste, if you like chilli)

Mix it, then add 4 plantain bananas cut into wedges…

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swirl them around lightly with clean hands till they are all evenly coated with the mix
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then arrange on a foiled baking sheet. If you are making a lot of them just to one layer, don’t pile them on top of each other, have a bit of breathing room too

Do coat the foil with a bit of oil do that they don’t stick. Or the baking sheet if you don’t use foil.

Then place in the preheated, middle rack, oven for 30 min, and you get this…

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golden deliciousness!
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yum!
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I served them as bites! They went pretty fast. They can also be served as an extra side dish for a meal

After that went well I decided to try the same thing with mixed spices (store bought)

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one tablespoon mixed spices, then added the cooking oil and crushed garlic
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coated and arranged for the oven
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done!
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yes! as yummy as they look!

They were both delicious! I would definitely repeat that first one. The second one was good too but I liked the first one more. If you like the mixed spices mix you will absolutely love the second one too.

I did another experiment which will be up later this week as I mentioned, but I’m curious to know what everyone else likes to do with their plantain. Share in the comments below! Looking forward to hearing from you…

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Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

2 thoughts on “Spicy plantain wedges (2 ways)

  1. lovely, i will definately try this for my breakfast..are there specific plantains that u prefer or any can do?halafu do u have any recipes for cassava for breakfast apart from just boiling in salty water?

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