Plantain baskets!

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Hello friends and fellow foodies!!

Today I bring you a true marvel of Neo-Dominican Cuisine. A delicious, beautiful and creative finger food (I did not invent it, this is just my version) that tastes very much Dominican, so Caribbean, so can almost feel the sea wind on your face!

Plantain baskets

Ingredients for the baskets 

  • 3 bananas.

Ingredients for the filler. 

  • 2 chicken breasts.
  • 1 bell pepper.
  • 1 onion.
  • 1 spoonful of mayonnaise.
  • 1 spoonful of pepper.
  • 1 spoonful of cayenne pepper.
  • 1 spoonful of saffron.
  • 1 spoonful of garlic paste.
  • Salt to taste.


Cook your chicken breasts however you prefer: steam it, roasted it, pan fry it or just boil it.

Grind the breasts and pan fry with some butter while adding the other ingredients, spices and seasonings. Cook until they are tender (when the peppers are tender it’s probably ready) Take out, add the mayonnaise and set apart.

Prepare the plantains as if making tostones and fry them for the first time until crunchy. Take out them and allow them to cool a little and instead of squashing them with the regular crusher or what you use to squash them regularly use the lemon squeezer, which will give them a basket shape. Take them again to the oil and fry again, which will give them the characteristic consistency and crunchiness of the tostones.

Stuff with the chicken and serve.



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About Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Escritor. Consultor. Historiador. Cocinero tradicional Dominicano. (Writer. Consultant. Historian. Dominican traditional food cook)
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2 Responses to Plantain baskets!

  1. kat says:

    YUM! I love fried plantains!

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