As soon as I read a request for a plantain pie I called all my aunts, cousins and friends in Venezuela. It seems that everybody has their own recipe for "Torta de Plátano". Some use raw sugar or "Papelón", some use condensed milk, some use guava marmalade and so on. Since the request was for a savory pie I tried to do my own savory plantain pie. Shal, I hope this recipe will be similar to the one you tasted at the Venezuelan party. Enjoy! I still have the curiosity to try the other recipes, I will make them too at some point.
- 4 very ripe plantains, preferably with the skin almost black
- oil for frying, can be corn or canola oil
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 oz crumbled Feta cheese (this is the cheese that is most similar to our traditional Venezuelan cheese)
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
Preheat the over at 350°. Peel and cut the plantain in slices, about 1/2 inch thick. Fry them in the oil until golden brown, cool them over paper towels so they will absorb the extra oil. Slightly beat the eggs with the salt. Arrange half of the plantains in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with half of the Feta cheese, half of the eggs mixture and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. Top with the rest of the plantains, cheese, egg mixture and sugar. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Tell me about how it goes!