Fried Plantains with Sweet Heat Recipe

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Fried Plantains with Sweet Heat
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  1. In a bowl, combine the juice of 1/2 of lime, sweet chili sauce, mustard, horseradish and vinegar. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1/2-inch of oil in 12-inch heavy pan.
  3. Cut plantain on diagonal into 1-inch thick pieces, remove peel.
  4. When oil is hot, add the plantains and fry both sides until golden.
  5. Drain on paper bag, and sprinkle with salt, and minced garlic. With a flat bottomed, heat proof, glass bowl, smash plantains evenly flat, embedding garlic into them. Return to hot oil and fry until dark golden brown. Remove, drain again on a paper bag, adding more coarse salt, to taste, the red pepper flakes, the cayenne pepper and a squeeze of lime.
  6. Serve while hot with sweet heat sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 198.11 Kcal (829 kJ)
Calories from fat 22.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.49g 4%
Sodium 567.91mg 24%
Potassium 524.86mg 11%
Total Carbs 45.58g 15%
Sugars 11.53g 46%
Dietary Fiber 7.92g 32%
Protein 5.11g 10%
Vitamin C 58.2mg 97%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 119.9mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 78.05 Kcal (327 kJ)
Calories from fat 8.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.98g 4%
Sodium 223.73mg 24%
Potassium 206.78mg 11%
Total Carbs 17.96g 15%
Sugars 4.54g 46%
Dietary Fiber 3.12g 32%
Protein 2.01g 10%
Vitamin C 22.9mg 97%
Iron 1.1mg 15%
Calcium 47.3mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.4
  • 5

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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