They get nice and sweet when they're ripe, but not super-sweet. It's terrific with picadillo and rice. I love the green fried plantain as well. You can't grow up in the Afro-Caribbean without liking that stuff in all its forms smile

And John, we have the same mashed plantain thing, which we call fufu de platano verde.

Try saying fufu fast five times without laughing.

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