Plátanos are a staple in Latin American and Latino cuisines. While some love the savory taste of green plantains, maduros – whether in dessert form or as a side – are a versatile sweet treat that hold a special place in many of our lives.
Although we know our communities love themselves some maduros, the food is eaten around the world, including in West and East African and Southeast Asia. And while one of the most popular ways to eat the plátano is fried on the side of rice and a protein, plantains can be transformed into a variety of dishes. Whether serving as bread in a sandwich or substituting dough in empanadas, they are all delicious.