Fastest Way to Ripen Plantains for Pan Frying?

Is there a faster way to ripen plantains?

I've had 2 in a paper bag for a week waiting for them to get black, and they're barely changing at all! They're for pan frying for a recipe

  • Posted by: Cookie16
  • February 22, 2012


GIOVANNI50 February 22, 2012
Remember you have to wait until the peel is at least 50% black to get the nice sweet flavor from them. Just be patient. I would take them out of the bag and place in an airy place. That's how they are handled in the Caribbean.
Cookie16 February 22, 2012
Good to know! I've become so impatient, but I guess I'd better use the other ingredients I bought for this recipe and wait!
Panfusine February 22, 2012
maybe add a regular ripe Cavendish Banana to the bag. The ethylene may speed up ripening...
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