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Green plantains are still immature and it is consumed at this stage.
Their peel is thin and they have a very firm and starchy textured, lean-flavored flesh due to their very low sugar content. As plantains ripen, they develop a sweet taste, and their color changes from green to yellow to black.
The Green plantain must be cooked to be truly edible. They can be fried, boiled, baked, pickled, and grilled. Since green plantains are very hard and starchy, they are often prepared like potatoes.
Green plantains, in fact are the chosen plantain for fried plantain chips. Green plantains are essentially treated as and substituted for potatoes.
Ripe plantainsbananas can bestored in the refrigerator, and while the skin will turn dark brown, they will remain fresh for three to five days.
Easy Fried Plantains
2 ripe plantains
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil