Plantain Gratin

TOTAL TIME: 16 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 11 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Pickled Topping
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 shallot, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Kosher salt
    • 4 ripe plantains, peeled and halved lengthwise
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • Kosher salt
    • 1 cup grated aged white Cheddar cheese
    • 3 green onions, trimmed and chopped
    • Pickled Topping, recipe follows
    • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
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        Directions

        Preheat the broiler.

        Place the plantains in a baking dish, and drizzle them with the vegetable oil, and season with salt to taste.

        Broil the plantains for 5 to 7 minutes, or until they are slightly caramelized. Sprinkle the cheese and green onions over the plantains and continue broiling for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

        Transfer the plantains to a serving dish and garnish with the Pickled Topping and fresh cilantro leaves.

        In a small pot, bring the white wine vinegar, water and cinnamon stick to a boil. Add in the shallot, jalapenos, and sugar, and then remove the pot from the heat. Adjust the seasonings with salt, if desired, and let the mixture set for 10 minutes.

        Discard the cinnamon stick, and strain the liquid, reserving the pickled shallots, and jalapenos for the Plantain Gratin.

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        • on February 23, 2014

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          loved the play of sweet and salty. delicious.

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        • on January 19, 2014

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          I tried this recipe for the first time and absolutely love it. This will definitely become a staple dish in my home. It was very easy to make and taste great. I went a step further and added ground beef to create an all-in-one type of dish and it was perfect. There's a lot of room in this type of recipe to add your own twist and season to taste. Roger created a wonderful template that you can build upon and have fun with. I look forward to trying more great recipes!

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        • on January 06, 2014

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          I thought this recipe sounded so interesting and thought a great change from chips. I really like the combination of ingredients, but it was too sweet for my taste. I haven't tried again, but I will and cut down on the sugar in the pickle topping, and maybe my plantain was too ripe?

          Recipe was easy and fast!

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