Pastelón de Platano Maduro (Puerto Rican Lasagna)
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Pastelón de Platano Maduro (Puerto Rican Lasagna)

This is Puerto Rican lasagna using ripe plantains instead of the pasta. This is quite tasty!!

Grumpy1020

Ingredients

4-9 servings
  1. 3 Cups +/- Picadillo (I have a recipe for this)
  2. 4-5 Very Ripe Plantains
  3. 1/2 inch Oil in large skillet
  4. 2 Cups Mozzarella or cheese of your choice
  5. 3 Eggs Beaten
  6. 2 Tbsp Milk

Steps

30 minutes
  1. Preheat oil on med-high in skillet

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  2. Select Plantains such as these

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  3. Peel plantains and cut into thin slices lengthwise. Each Plantain should make 5-6 slices.

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  4. Slicing the Plantains can be tricky. Here is a good method to use.

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  5. Put Plantains in skillet a few at a time and cook on both sides until golden brown.

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  6. When brown remove to plate with paper towels.

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  7. When Plantains are fried, butter 13x13 casserole dish.

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  8. Lay out Plantains on bottom leaving as little space as possible in-between.

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  9. Put a layer as thick as you like of Picadillo on Plantains.

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  10. Combine Milk with Beaten Eggs and add a thin layer on top of meat mixture.

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  11. Put a layer of Cheese on top of Meat.

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  12. Alternate layers as many as you wish. Commonly there are 3 layers of Plantains and 2 layers of Meat

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  13. Finish top layer with Plantains, Egg and Cheese

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  14. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes or until heated through. May want to broil momentarily to brown cheese.

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  15. Allow to rest for a few minutes to make slicing easier.

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  16. Enjoy!

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