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Plantain Torta

plantain torta Side Mexican
Plantain Torta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4

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! MORE + LESS -

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

Directions

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • For more flavor, use coconut oil or clarified butter.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • 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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