Friday, September 17, 2010

Bannan Bouye a Zey/Scrambled eggs with boiled plantain

This is a delicious dish and can be eaten any time of the day. In some parts of Haiti, boiled plantain is eaten with boiled eggs. Some people may call this a poor man's food because it's inexpensive, while others enjoy the combination of the eggs and boiled plantain. Either way, today we are having good ole scrambled eggs, hmmmm. Enjoy this quick, easy and affordable dish.

Ingredients: Servings 1
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 cup of onions (optional)
  • 1 bowl
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt + a couple pinches of salt for eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar/1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 1 plantain
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter
 Plantain: cook time 20-30 minutes

Rinse plantain then, cut the ends of the plantain. Cut in half then using a knife place a split down the middle. In a saucer pan, add water, lime juice, salt and plantain. Cook until tender. Once tender, remove from water, remove skin and using a butterknife, softly scrap top layer. Discard outer layer then cut the ends off and place on plate. Slice into desired pieces.

Eggs: cook time 2-4 minutes

Once plantain are done heat butter in a small frying pan on medium temperature. Add onions and cook until almost clear. (Optional: In a separate bowl, crack eggs then beat) add eggs into frying pan then sprinkle in a couple pinches of salt. (FYI: don't scramble eggs to much/hard because you want the eggs to maintain some moisture, because the plantain may be a little dry). I like mine soft scrambled. Cook for 2-3 minutes and garnish over plantain. 

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