Happy Football Sunday! Every Thursday, Sunday and Mondays during the fall are holidays for me. I'm always hungry for some good tailgate food and a little bit of indulgence when I watch football. So today I broiled up a burger and fries and stuffed my face, paleo style.
Loaded burger and fried plantains
I seasoned and broiled a 1/4 lb 80% ground beef patty. (it was on sale) (also, with less carbs, I can eat the flavorful meat and not worry about it) while I worked on the toppings for my burger.
Now, a plantain is "ripe" when it's almost black. The one I got was literally within HOURS of being too ripe. Slice it up and throw it in the pan.
Brown each side, and then take them out and give them a smash. I use the bottom of a coffee cup.
The smashed 'nanas go back in the pan for another round of crisping.
They're sweet and a little tangy. They have all the best flavors of a banana and lack all the nasty flavors. (I don't love bananas.)
I like them with a mix of mayo and ketchup, but, alas, I don't have any Whole Life Challenge-friendly mayo or ketchup in my fridge.
Either way, perfect for game day. Now, if only my team could win one!