View Full Version : How long can I cook plantains for?

05-05-2003, 04:43 PM
Okay, I want to make my mom a plantain tart for Mother's Day. Shh! Don't tell her, now. :D

Anyways, y'all folks what've cooked plantains before, I've been trying to read up on plantains and stuff, and I know you ain't supposed to fry them for too long because they've got some kind of toxic substance in them that comes out the longer you fry them. But, I read that you can stew the unripe ones for awhile. The plantains I got were really ripe when I froze them.

Can I bake them for say 40 minutes to an hour and not poison anyone, or should I just fry up these plantains right quick and forget about making a pie?

I sure do appreciate whatever assistance y'all can give me.

05-05-2003, 08:03 PM
You can for 40 to an hour, but why would you? Plaintains really don't take that long to cook. Then again, what do I know? I've never baked plantanos. Fried 'em plenty of times though.

05-05-2003, 09:32 PM
Thanks, MeanOldLady. The reason I want to bake the plantains is because it's a pie, and there's other stuff in the pie too. So I guess I'll just see what happens with this experiment.