This is one of the most popular side dishes in Panamanian Cuisine, I grew up eating it during regular weekdays, weekends, parties and holidays.
There are sort of way to caramelize the plantains from the fancy raw organic raw cane sugar to the coca cola and fruit punch processed sweetened drinks. Every family has a specific way to make it, my mom, well she like three ingredients for it, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon stick. I prefer to use coconut butter and oil lately, it adds a different touch. —LittleLadyCook