Plátanos Calados (Plantains with Brown Sugar Syrup)

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These plantains are simple, quick and easy to make and delicious. In Colombia Plátanos Calados or Plátanos en Tentación are eaten as a side dish or dessert with fresh white cheese.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(Serves 4)

  • 2 large very ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 4 chunks each one
  • ½ cup light brown sugar or grated panela
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tablespoon butter

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Directions

  1. In a small pot place all the ingredients, cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with white cheese.
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Comments

  1. Erica says

    Natasha,
    Try it you are going to love it! It is delicious with fresh farmers cheese or fresh mozzarella on the side.

  2. says

    Another tasty looking dish!! I finally found gauva paste so I will finally get to try out your recipe for Buñuelos de Plátano Maduro.

  3. Kimberly says

    Hi, I have a question. I am in Bogota, but I can only find azucar morena, not light brown sugar as I would be able to find in the US. Can I use azucar morena for this recipe? Thank you in advance.

  4. Monica says

    Erica,

    I love fresh white farm cheese! I’ve had it in Colombia, but can’t find it here. Mozzarella is much saltier, and isn’t as good. Is there a cheese by another name I should look for here? I’m in The Seattle area….

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