Sweet Platanoes in Less Than 3 Minutes!

Introduction: Sweet Platanoes in Less Than 3 Minutes!

Most people know bananas are sweet and delicious. Platanoes, the bigger banana brothers are too, but they need to be cooked.
Fried platanoes are delicious, but not very healthy. The easiest option is to cook them in boiling water, but that takes some time. This method allows to do that in less than three minutes!

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Step 1: What You'll Need:

A Mug.
A desserts plate.
A little water.
A knife.
A cutting board.
A microwave oven.

For this Instructable, I'll be cooking half platanoe.

BTW: the mug & plate have to be microwave safe, ok?

Step 2: Procedure.

Peel the platanoe.

Cut the platanoe on the board. The slices will need a shorter cooking time, but if you prefer to cook the entire piece, you'll need 30 seconds more cooking time.

Put the slices inside the mug.

Pour water into the mug, just enough to cover all the slices. If you put the entire platanoe, make sure it can be covered with water. If not, divide it and cook it inside another mug.

Step 3: Cooking.

Now put the plate inside the oven.

Then, put the mug with the sliced platanoes over the plate, as in the picture. This is very important!

Close the oven's door.

Adjust the oven to cook at maximum level for two and a half minutes.

If you prefer to cook the entire platanoe, all you need to do is to add 30 seconds more to the timer.

Step 4: Done!

After the oven has turned off, open the door and look what happened inside.

While warming the water, soft bubbles overflowed the mug. That's why we put it over the plate: it gets all those bubbles so we won't need to clean the oven.

Now, all you have to do is to discard the water and serve the platanoes.

How do you say "¬°Buen Provecho!" in english?

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    Thank you. I wanted to know if it was easy to make them. I will try soon.

    By the way...if you like to microwave a lot... try getting a Corelle 28 ounce capacity bowl like shown in the link below because then you don't have to worry about boiling over because the bowl is tall.


    Also to prevent boiling over... you can usually enter several time and power settings in most microwave ovens.... so first you enter a time and power to get it boiling... and then you enter time and power to simmer... then you press Start and the microwave oven runs through both settings.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I call these amarillos or amarillitos (yellow ones or little yellow ones). I prefer to fry them in butter or vegetable oil but your way is healthier. In English people simply say: Enjoy!