Plantain Help!!!!

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  1. Maithal

    Maithal Cohort

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    Nov 27, 2014

    Trying to ripen a plantain quickly for tonight. Having my parents over. I heated it in oven as one method I found online, but it got black and it's still hard to touch inside it. I put it at 300 degrees.

    What can I do to speed up the process? Keep it in oven at lower temp? Or should I go out and get other ones?

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
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  3. kcjo13

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    Nov 27, 2014

    Why do you need to ripen it? You know it's not like a banana right? It shouldn't be soft.
     
  4. chebrutta

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    Nov 28, 2014

    If you were making maduros, there's nothing that would ripen it up quickly enough to use that day. I usually buy mine a week in advance and ripen them in a brown bag with an apple.

    kcjo13 - maduros are the sweet, mushy fried plantains - you want it to be completely black and a little soft to the touch. Tostones are fried unripe plantains (green) - those aren't sweet.
     

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