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Same idea as caramelized (candied) apples and just as scrumptious. The recipe came from a magazine with typical recipes of the Mexican state of Tabasco.
- Cut peeled plantains in thick wedges or slices.
- Fry plantain in hot cooking oil for 2 minutes, drain, and set apart.
- Mix sugar and vinegar and cook on stovetop to hard ball stage.
- Dip plantains in cooked syrup or pour syrup over them.
- Let cool and serve.
These are WONDERFUL!! Of course, they're more like candy than produce, but that works for me! Pretty easy to make, too, just resist the strong temptation to lick the spoon (that would be seriously painful!). Another winner in my book, Mexi-Rosie!