yields 21 pieces
3 ripe plantains
1 (200 gram) 7-ounce packet of bacon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. Peel the plantains and cut them into 1-inch rounds. Cut the rashers of bacon in half. Wrap each piece plantain with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Align the bacon-wrapped plantain on the baking sheet; place it so that the meaty side of the bacon is in contact with the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until the bottom of the plantains are caramelized and the bacon cooked through
Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool. Reserve the bacon drippings for later use or discard.
Serve baked plantains with bacon caramelized-bottoms up for a dramatic presentation. Serve warm or at room temperature.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Cynthia Nelson, "Tastes Like Home," Christian Science Monitor, November 22, 2010