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Baked Ripe Plantains

2 large ripe plantains
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
cooking spray or coconut oil


Select very yellow ripe plantains, some black spots should be visible. Cut Ends off plantains and peel remaining shin off. It should peel almost like a banana. Slice diagonally in a slanted cut pattern about 1 inch or a little thicker. Sprinkle generous amounts of ginger, garlic and red pepper if you like some spice. Lightly sprinkle with salt. Arrange on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 450 degrees. Turn plantains occasionally until both sides have a nice golden top about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve. you can also use fresh ginger 1 tablespoon, 4 cloves garlic and 1 small habenero pepper and a dash salt prepared in food processor with tablespoon olive oil. Let plantains marinate in mixture for hour than arrange on cookie sheet and bake or fry in oil until golden brown.

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