Here is one thing you need to know about me: I LOVE to cook. And since I went Paleo / Primal, that fact hasn’t changed at all. I was talking to a Colombian co-worker and learned about those funny-looking green bananas I keep seeing at the supermarket. One thing lead to another and… my first Paleo recipe!!!
This french fries have exactly the same taste and look than potato based french fries. If you don’t tell anyone that this is a Paleo dish, they will never know that they’re not eating potatoes! But don’t take my word for it. Try them once, and thanks me for a lifetime later 😉
Makes 2 servings.
For the burgers:
400 grams (14 oz) ground beef (you could make a mix of ground meats too)
1 small carrot, shredded
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, to taste
4 dashes of Tabasco sauce
4 dashes of Winchester sauce
For the french fries:
3 green plantains (the secret ingredient!)
And ½ an avocado as a side dish
1.- Whisk the egg in a bowl. Add the carrot, the ground meat, sauces and spices. Mix well with your hands. The mix will have a lot of moisture.
2.- Heat up a cast iron skillet, with oil. Take half the mix in your hands, form a patty, and put it in the skillet. Repeat with the other half. After 5 minutes, cook the other side for 3 minutes. Reserve.
3.- Peel the green plantains with a knife, and cut it into three cylinders. Then cut each cylinder in quarters, and each quarter in half. This is a very important step; thicker pieces will be a little more “chewy” than regular french fries.
4.- Heat up a deep-frier at 340 °F. Deep-fry the plantains for 3 minutes (it only takes 3 minutes!).
5.- Drain the fries, then put on absorbent paper. Salt them freely.
6.- Slice half an avocado, salt it in your plate.
7.- Serve, and enjoy!