The ingredients, try to choose the darkest plantains for is dish. They are much sweeter
First things first, take a large frying pan and add enough oil to fry the sweet plantains. Set it to medium heat.
Remove the ends of the sweet plantains and discard them
Take a sharp knife and slice it down the middle, than proceed to gently peel the skin off
Cut the plantain vertically into about 4 slices each. Not too thin not too thick.😊
See me do it😁
Now let's get frying. Take your plantain slices and brown them on each side
Yum nice and browned😃
Line a plate with paper towel and When the plantains are done frying place them on the plate to remove the excess oil off the plantains
Pat the tops too😉 set them aside
If frying the plantain is not an option, this recipe can also be made removing the skin from the plantains and boiling them with a bit of salt until fork tender.
When cooked remove and mash, add a bit of butter and some water until creamy. Use in place of the fried plantains.☺
Now take any baking dish that is about 8x8
Take the fried sweet plantain
And start layering the plantains. I managed to fit 6 slices😊
After the plantains the second layer is the picadillo. If you don't know how to make it I have a guide that will show you.😊
Now another layer of plantains
More picadillo ☺️if you want you can also add a layer of cheese after the picadillo.
This is the last layer of plantains
It is now time to take the eggs and give them a whirl. I used 4 eggs, if this seems too much use three no biggy. I personally love the flavor it gives the pastelon.😁
Add a bit of salt
Now pour the eggs evenly over the plantains
And last but not least the cheese. Be generous😊 grate your own cheese if possible it melts so much better. Mine didn't 😑
Put the dish in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the egg is cooked.
Yum, my dish is ready.😊 Let it cool a bit. Slice and serve warm.