Saturday, July 4, 2009
black beans + plantains
another quick and easy recipe to use up our leftover plantains.
we spent last weekend at various sf pride events with friends. on sunday, rita had a lovely black bean and plantain pupusa from a street fair vendor, and this is inspired by that.
black bean and plantain lunch
*1 can black beans (we used trader joe's caribbean style, which have some peppers and garlic mixed in. if you use plain, you can add 2-3 cloves minced and sauteed garlic)
*1/2 a plantain, sliced into medium-thick pieces
*vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
*about 1/2 cup corn kernels
*about 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated cheddar or pepper jack cheese
1. heat up about 1 inch of oil in a pan. add plantains and fry, flipping over once, until light brown on each side.
2. drain black beans and heat up in a pot. add corn. stir occasionally and cook until hot, about 3 minutes.
3. mix plantains in with beans, put on two plates, and sprinkle cheese over each serving.
we served ours over whole wheat pitas, because that's what we had. tortillas would be more authentic. or you could make your own pupusas to top with these ingredients.