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A fried plantain "bird's nest"



  1. Peel the plantains. Discard the rinds.
  2. Grate using the largest blades in your manual grater or its equivalent in any of the mechanical grating devices. Leave the pieces as long as you possibly can.
  3. Season thoroughly, to taste
  4. Fry in very hot oil, a few pieces at a time. Don't worry if they all get tangled together and look like a bird's nest. That's part of the effect. Remove them when they are golden in color and set over paper towels to soak the frying oil.
  5. Use them as a side dish as a tasty substitute for French fries or serve them on their own as appetizers. Careful: they are very addictive!