Hey. How are you today? I hope you are having the weekend that you need to have.
Do you get sick of cooking? Are you just tired with eating the same things over and over? It happens to me.
The cooking rut probably happens to everyone. I would think more so, for people like me that have to eat a repetitive diet. I try to think outside the box, and get creative with my food. Because I am eating chicken, again, absolutely means I need to eat it in a new way.
In our house, we all have different eating requirements. I know that I have made a great meal, when there isnt much talking going on, but lots of “Thanks” and “Can I have more…”
Sometimes a simple sandwich and side can be the most delicious thing. These grilled chicken breasts rubbed with my homemade BBQ Rub, a little turkey bacon on top, with these Yellow Plantains on the side, boy! Holy smokes. This was such a satisfying meal.
And that is really what we are looking for. A meal that is nutritious not only for our bodies, but our minds too. How many times have you had dinner, and it was just okay. Then a couple hours later you are thinking about what else is in the fridge.
Getting into the cooking rut stinks. Ange’s Table is here to help you think outside the box. Maybe having sandwiches with fried plantains on the side for dinner is just what you need.
- 2 large yellow plantains
- olive oil to fry
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
Slice ends off plantains. Make a slit down one side of the plantain with the tip of your knife.
Peel the skin off the plantain, as you would a banana.
Slice into 1/2 inch thick slices. Cook on each side 5-6 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from oil, place on paper towel or rack to drain any excess oil.
Note: I do not salt my yellow plantains. I only use salt and seasoning on green plantains. If you prefer, you may add salt when they come out of the fryer.