Banane Pese

Also known as Fried Plantains
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 lg. green bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices (plantains are best, but green bananas can be substituted)

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over moderate heat.

Add as many slices as you can without crowding the pan. Brown 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.

On cutting board, flatten each slice with a spatula to 1/4 inch thick and 2 inches in diameter. Heat oil again and fry about 1 minute on each side. Remove, salt, and serve warm with hot sauce if desired.

Yield: About 30 slices

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 10.25-inch

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