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Plantain Torta

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups (16 oz) garbanzos or kidney beans, cooked or canned
4
tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1/2
onion, chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4
green plantains or 6 peeled green bananas (you can use a combination but the cooking time will vary)
1/2
cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
3
tablespoons butter, with extra for spreading
2
eggs, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

For more flavor, use coconut oil or clarified butter.

One of the classic foods of Mexico is the torta, which refers to a type o f sandwich served on a roll. This recipe for a plantain torta comes from Oaxaca, Mexico. The next time you get a craving for plantains or are looking for a more creative way to use them, try them in a torta!

Directions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 Place the kidney or garbanzo beans in a blender with a 1/2 cup of the liquid used to cook the beans or water (you can also use vegetable stock), and blend until pureed.
  • 3 Preheat a pan over medium heat and add the butter or oil. Add the onion and cook until softened and fragrant. Add the bean puree.
  • 4 Stir until it is well mixed and becomes a paste, but without letting it dry. Taste and adjust the seasoning to taste. Set aside.
  • 5 Place the plantains in a pot filled with water and salt. Let boil, lower heat and let simmer over low heat until soft. It should take 15-30 minutes, depending on what plantains you’ve used. This is the part that takes longest.
  • 6 Strain and place in a bowl. Mash with a fork to form a puree. Add the cheese and 3 tablespoons of butter. Mix well. Add the eggs, stir to combine and place in a soufflé mold greased with butter.
  • 7 Cover the bottom of the mold with a layer of plantains, then add a layer of the bean mix; continue this pattern until finished.
  • 8 Add slivers of butter on top and bake for 30 minutes. Remove and serve directly from the mold with a fresh seasonal salad or balsamic green beans with fennel.

One of the classic foods of Mexico is the torta, which refers to a type o f sandwich served on a roll. This recipe for a plantain torta comes from Oaxaca, Mexico. The next time you get a craving for plantains or are looking for a more creative way to use them, try them in a torta!

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Fernanda Beccaglia Fernanda Beccaglia
September 28, 2015

One of the classic foods of Mexico is the torta, which refers to a type o f sandwich served on a roll. This recipe for a plantain torta comes from Oaxaca, Mexico. The next time you get a craving for plantains or are looking for a more creative way to use them, try them in a torta!