Breakfast Sandwiches

I have used plantains quite a bit in their ripe form, but I have never really done much with them when they are green.  I’ve seen people use them as tostones and what not and for some reason it hit me one morning that would probably make a darn good breakfast sandwich.  When you have an idea like that, you must try it.  That’s what I did!  The crispy salty “bun” hit my tastes just like I wanted.  It does not resemble an English muffin or anything of that sort, but it it does give a starchy accompaniment to your protein.  I made two different versions, sausage and bacon.  Both were so good!  I do not typically eat any dairy products because access to quality versions are sparse, but I did order some raw chive cheese the last time I picked up meat.  Therefore, I used a couple slices of chive cheddar for these little sandwiches.  It was perfect!  You could easily use avocado, sliced tomato, or whatever your heart desires. You could also easily use these to make any sort of sandwich that you may not eat before noon. ;)

Crispy Plantain Buns  


  • 2 green plantains, cut into 2 inch pieces (1 plantain makes 4 discs)
  • salt
  • cooking fat (I used my bacon grease)


Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the plantain pieces.  Boil for about 5-6 minutes or until fork tender.  Drain from the water and use the bottom of a mason jar to mash down the plantain pieces into thin discs.  Once mashed, add the discs to hot oil in a skillet and cook until crispy, which should take about 3 minutes a side.  Once browned nicely, place on a paper towel to drain and salt generously.  Use to construct your sandwich!



One thought on “Breakfast Sandwiches

  1. Becki

    I learned from my cuban side of the family to cook with plantains.. We dont boil them so I will have to try that but we have usually fried them on both sides, then mashed them with the bottom of a glass and fried them again.. Just wondering if the resulting taste would be the same. They do fry up crispy this way.

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