Sausage & Plantain Tostadas
Makes 6-8 tostadas
- 1/2 lb Sausage (we used Italian sausage
- 1 ripened plantain, peeled and diced
- Soft corn tortillas
- Cheese of choice (we used Parmesan)
- Other topings of choice
First brown and drain your sausage (we used Italian because I love it, but you could use chorizo) and set aside. Wipe the excess grease out of your pan and then add the diced plantain to the pan. Cook until the diced plantain is softened and starting to brown a little. TIP: Make sure your plantain is rip and has turned from green to yellow. You may need to sit it in a window for a few days (to possibly even a week) in order for it to ripen.
After your ingredients are cooked, begin assembling your tostadas. Place a corn tortilla on a baking sheet and then place a little sausage, plantains and cheese on top. You could also add some sauteed onions or even some left-over rice like Rick did to his. One thing we didn't do, but I would recommend, is brush some olive oil on the corn tortilla before baking so they don't dry out too much. Then bake at 350 degrees for about 7 - 8 mins or until the cheese starts to melt. Then enjoy!
Have you ever cooked with plantains? I actually love them now, and can't wait to find more recipes with plantains. If you have any that are good, please share :)