yields 8-10 servings

 

ingredients

4 ripe plantains, peeled and slice diagonally in 3/4-inch slices

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brandy

1/2 cup water

11/2 cup dark brown sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

 

procedure

Melt the butter over medium heat in sauté pan, add plantain slices and cook carefully until both sides are lightly brown.  Add the brandy and let it reduced, add the water, brown sugar and cinnamon sticks.  Lower heat to med-low and cook shaking the pan occasionally for 10-12 minutes.

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