Here are some of my favorite Ecuadorian plantain recipes, this list is an ongoing project and I will be adding more recipes. If you have a specific Ecuadorian plantain recipe that you would like to see added please let me know in the comment section. I love plantains and while most of these recipes are good anytime of the day, my favorites are the breakfast dishes like bolon de verde, majado de verde, tigrillo, sango de verde, fried (or baked) ripe plantains with cheese, and green plantain empanadas.
Plantains are used to prepare many popular street food dishes like emborrajados and platanos asados. If you’re visiting the beaches in Ecuador, you will likely be approached by food cart vendors selling delicious bollos de pescado, corviches, envueltos, and other plantain specialties. Many Ecuadorian soups use plantains, both ripe and green, as a key ingredient. In my home province of Loja, we have a couple of traditional soups, repe and arvejas con guineo, that typically use green bananas, however for those of us that can’t always find green bananas, it is easy to use green plantains instead.
On my list of Ecuadorian plantain recipes to be added:
Bollos de verde
Buñuelos de maduro
Cazuela de verde
Platanos pasados o dulce de platanos maduros
Sango de verde
Sopa de chifles
Tortillas de verde
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