Peeling a Plantain

Peeling a plantain is not at all like peeling a banana, especially when it’s green.

First, cut the ends of the plantain.

Score the skin, being careful not to cut into the flesh. Do this along the “seams” of the plantain, usually there are 4 seams but there can be 3-5.

Now, put the blade of the knife, dull-side, into one the seams that you scored and pry the skin up, like so.  Use your thumb on the outside of the peel to help pull the skin off.  Again, try your best not to cut the plantain itself.

The skin will come off in whole pieces. Voila! You have a peeled plantain!

 

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