Pot plantains!

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Hello everyone!

As I had promised today I bring you a very traditional, very Caribbean, very Dominican and specially very delicious dessert!

Dominican desserts are very varied, very rich and generally very simple, natural and organic. This one definitely meets all those points plus is also very quick to prepare. Perfection? Maybe, just remember I’m not the inventor, just a humble scribe collecting traditional Dominican recipes.

pot plantains



  • 2 ripe plantains.
  • 3 tbsp. sugar (you may use honey as well)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • The skin of one lemon.
  • Vegetable oil.
  • Butter
  • Water.


Heat some oil in a pot (about 5 tbsp.) and some sugar and when the sugar starts to burn add the plantains (cut in smaller pieces) to give them color. Once they’re well gilded take out. Save.

Put about 2 cups of water in a clean pot and add about 3 tbsp. sugar, the lemon skin and the cinnamon. When it starts caramelizing add the plantains and butter. If you need to add some more water do so. Allow the butter to mix and melt well and turn off.



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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 Pot plantains!

  1. Amber says:

    Great recipe Arturo! I love plantains and like to fry them in brown sugar. I like that your recipe includes lemon to cut down the sweetness!

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