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Cooking Around the World {Columbia}: Platanos Asados Con Bocadillo y Queso

Platanos Asados Con Bocadillo y Queso
Baked Plantains with Guava and Cheese
click here for Erica's recipe

While I dislike tossing food in the garbage, we all have kitchen failures. And I'll be the first to admit mine. So, I won't be posting a recipe for these here, but you can click on the link above for the original recipe. Once I actually do create an edible version of these stuffed plantains, I'll post the process. Promise!

There are minor flops that can be fixed with just the right ingredient or reimaginging; then there are the major disasters that really can only be fixed by not tormenting the people you're feeding. That was the case with these plantains.

These were supposed to be the final course of our Columbian feast, but the plantains I picked up were not ripe enough. And no matter how long you roast them, they aren't going to get any better. They did, actually, get soft enough to pierce with a fork, but there was no sweetness to them.

I did eat mine, just to see how bad it really was. The plantain was more like a baked potato, in both taste (read: bland) and texture (read: dry). One of the kids picked the cheese and fruit paste of out of plantain. But, on the whole, this was a major failure and one I will remedy - just because - as soon as I can get some really ripe plantains.

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