Think plantains are just for frying?
Think again. They're also for baking with copious amounts of butter and sugar and using as an ice cream topping. Yep.
I recently wrote an article about How to Cook Plantains for Craftsy.com, and I included one recipe that is savory, and one that is sweet. Here's a preview of the sweet part:
When a plantain becomes very ripe, it becomes sweeter and slightly less starchy, making it perfectly suited for sweet applications. In this recipe, plantain slices are baked in a butter, brown sugar, rum, and spice mixture which caramelizes around the fruit as it bakes, making for a warm, buttery indulgence that may call to mind Bananas Foster, but with a more subtle sweetness.