Spicy Fried Plantains (Kelewele)

Title: Spicy Fried Plantains (Kelewele)
Categories: Banana, Latin
Yield: 4 Serving

4 lg Yellow-ripe plantains;
2 tb Fresh ginger; grated
1 tb Ground cloves
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Ground red pepper
1/4 ts Grated nutmeg
1/4 ts Cinnamon; ground
2 tb Warm water
Vegetable oil for frying

1. Cut plantains into diagonal slices about 1 /2-inch thick. Stir together
ginger, cloves, red pepper, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in medium bowl. Stir
in water to form paste. Add plantain slices; toss to coat. Let stand 30

2. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Pour enough vegetable oil into large skillet
to reach 1/2-inch up sides. Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but
not smoking. (An electric skillet should be set at 350 degrees.) Fry
plantain slices, in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about 5
minutes. Transfer fried plantains with slotted spoon to paper towel-lined
baking sheet; keep warm in oven while frying remaining plantains.
Posted to bbq-digest by Lloyd on Mar 03, 1999