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Friday, January 27, 2006

Jamaican Green Banana Porridge (or Green Plantain)

Green Banana Porridge (or Green Plantain):
3 Green Bananas
¼ cup Half and Half (or Milk)
½ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 tbsp. Sugar
5 cups Water
¼ tsp. Nutmeg (ground)
¼ tsp. Cinnamon (ground)
Vanilla Flavoring (3 drops)
Pinch Salt
Wash green bananas to remove dirt or foreign matter. Cut off the tips of each banana and make an incision along the whole length of the banana. Slowly slide your thumb along the incision and remove the skin from the vegetable.
Chop the bananas into small pieces and place them into an electric blender. Add the flour and ½ cup water. Turn the selector to chop for about 2 minutes.
You have to try to make the banana and flour mixture process in the blender until it is smooth.
Bring 4 ½ cups of water to boil in saucepan. Slowly add the mixture to the boiling water and stir the pot with a fork constantly for about 3 minutes. Remove lumps if there are any.
Let the banana porridge simmer for about 15 minutes and then sweeten and flavor the same as cornmeal porridge above.

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