Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Couldn't refrain from McClain and Plantains in the Rain.

Dearly beloved, we gather here today since we have no job to join this fruit and this batter in holy matrimony. If there is any reason why these two should not be wed speak now or forever hold your peace.

Do you: Flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Take: Plantains and soymilk in holy matrimony?

I now pronounce you......... THUMBS UP! Fellow lovers of the cake, i assure you, Jack Johnson can write all the songs he wants and keep whisping us off to land of hammoks and rain and not needing to go outside. But as far as bananas go, they have nothing on their starchier, firmer, longer and slightly bitter (get your head out of the gutter) cousin... the Plantain!

Surely, this excitement has a wonderful story to go with it! Sadly, not really. The weekly produce forridge just happened to stumble upon REALLY ripe plantains at 3 for $1 (<-- too good to pass up). Also, i decided to start the theme of

"You put WHAT in there?"

Again, head out of the gutter, i mean ingredients to the pancake. And let me tell you, the plantain definitely scores a nine out of ten. It is not only sweet but keeps the moisture in there and lends a great deal of fiber and potassium. There are a couple of catches though

1) Your going to need to blend/food process the Plantain to make a "milk", THEN make the batter. Your gonna want that liquid to keep the moisture in there.

2) Make sure the Plantains are REALLY ripe. Say it with me: "Deep fry the green guy, yellow-black FLAPJACK" <--- i seriously just sang that.

Along with the aforementioned Jack Johnson song about banana pancakes considering...

'Just another beautiful day in Flordia...'

Needless to say i was not going out for any sort of sunny activity and the gym is really crowded in the afternoon and even worse when theres a damn spin class. Therefore, it was time for plan C...

You GOTTA love plan C.

So, there you have it. Im thinking of calling the Plantain Pancake the Yippee-Kay-ake, or the Plan-C-Tain. either way they were amazing and you should go out and make them as soon as possible. As always, feel free to message me for the exact recipe and method and until next time, remember.....

Be nice to the ugly cousin... cause when they get older they usually get sweeter and more sought after. and cheap..... like 'three for a dollar cheap'.

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo!!! So glad you decided to give in to the plaintain today! They look delicious! Although I think it would be interesting to leave little plaintain chunks in there, hmmm.
    I think a little food inuendo is totally appropriate in this case. If you want to see people being turned on by food, go watch Julie and Julia this weekend. I saw a special showing this monday and it's really really good, especially for us wannabe chefs.
    Keep cooking and singing Sir Pan-Clayke!