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20 mins

A plantain is like a banana—but not! Fry one for a super- terrific flavor that livens up an old-fashioned dessert.
From putting ingredients on the kitchen counter to taking your first bite, you’ll need about 20 minutes.

Makes: one dessert—enough for two or three people to share.

Serve with: Hot Mama Fudge & Whipped Cream. Project from the book Sweet Eats by Rose Dunnington. Read our review.

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  • Step 1

    Toast the almonds in the dry skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the almonds are lightly brown, use the spatula to scoop them into a bowl.

  • Step 2

    Put enough oil in the empty skillet to lightly coat the bottom. Sauté the plantain halves for 5 minutes per side, until golden

  • Step 3

    Construct your split: Put the sautéed plantains in the bottom of your serving dish. Add ice cream. Top it with Hot Mama Fudge and diced mango. Dollop on whipped cream, and scatter the toasted almonds over the whole dessert. Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a strawberry on top of the whipped cream. The plantain will be so deliciously soft you can cut it with a spoon.

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