Those of you who have been reading me for a while, know all too well that I am really not into breakfast. Since last summer I have been making a huge effort to eat breakfast and to do so regularly. To that end, I have been having oatbran and would interchange with cornmeal porridge but it gets soooooo boring after a while. Anyway, I will keep plodding on.
Earlier in the week I woke up hungry and eyed the 2 ripened plantains. I contemplated pan-frying them, they are sugary good when they are very ripe, but, I restrained myself and decided to boil them instead and have them with a pat of herb butter. Hey, it was the butter or frying!
To wash it all down, I made some bay leaf tea.
2 very ripe plantains (skin should be black in many places)
A pat of butter (optional)
- Cut off the top and bottom of each plantain leaving the skin intact
- Place the plantains into a pot and fill with water until it comes half-way up the plantains. Cover the pot, place on high heat and bring to a boil
- Let boil until the skin on the plantains burst. Drain
- When cool enough to handle, remove skin, slice diagonally and pat with butter and chow down!
For the Bay Leaf Tea
4 - 5 fresh or dry bay leaves
1 + 1/2 cups water
- Add the water and bay leaves to a pot, cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes
- Leave the pot covered and let tea steep for another 3 minutes or longer if you want your tea stronger
- Sweeten to taste with sugar and a splash of milk (sweetening is optional)