Plantain Coated with Sesame Seeds

Plantain Coated with Sesame Seeds is a most versatile dish, which may be served either as a vegetable or as a dessert. It may also be served as an appetizer.

6 oz. sesame seeds, roasted

1 oz. butter ripe plantains, peeled, quartered lengthways and then cut into

1-inch pieces

1 teaspoon salt or

1 tablespoon sugar

Place the sesame seeds in a large, shallow dish and set aside.

In a large frying-pan, melt half of the butter over moderate heat. When the foam subsides, add half of the plantain pieces and fry, turning them once, for-10 to 12 minutes, or until they are golden brown. With a slotted spoon, remove the plantain from the pan and roll each piece in the sesame seeds.

Keep warm while you fry the remaining plantain in the same way.

Transfer the plantain to a warmed serving dish. Sprinkle with the salt or sugar, depending on whether you are serving it as a vegetable dish or as a dessert. Serve immediately.

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