Tapas Game Night

My cousins in the Boston area and I enjoy gathering to eat a lot, drink a bit, and play some games (boys vs. girls, of course).  At any of these gatherings, there’s easily at least 12 of us and though we gather less often than we’d like, it’s still a great time.

A couple of weeks ago, we gathered, this time for a potluck tapas night. We had a ridiculous display of food – brussel sprouts & caramelized onions in a delicious sauce, friend plantains, fried peppers, patatas bravas with garlic aioli, vegetable spring rolls, stuffed tomatoes, bread and cheese, crème brûlée, and arroz con leche (rice pudding), which we DESTROYED and in the process of music-wars, completely forgot about the games.

I made Fried Plantains for this party of 12- which honestly, is the easiest dish EVER to make. I pan-fried them, you can also straight-up fry them with a quart of olive oil in a saucepan.

Fried Plantains

  • 5 Yellow Plantains – that are almost fully brown/soft
  • Olive Oil
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  1. Peel and slice plantains. I sliced them in slanted circles.
  2. Heat olive oil in the skillet on medium heat – about a 1/2 inch deep.
  3. Put plantain slices on the skillet, in a single layer.
  4. Flip the slices when they start getting slightly darker than golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1 part ground cinnamon, 3 parts white sugar) while still on the pan.
  6. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper-towel lined serving plate.
  7. Refill oil in skillet if needed and repeat steps 2-6 until all plantain circles are fried.


plantains

And then some hilarity:

Sumana, making a Spanish Omelette:
potAYtoes

Vinay, about to devour the food:

fooooooood

A great time had – I can’t wait until we gather again. This time, we’ll actually play the games, and the girls will win! *fight face*

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