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  1. 1/4 cup 49g / 1.7oz Unsalted butter

  2. 3 cups 711ml Ripe plantains - peeled, and (large) Sliced

  3. 1"- thick on the diagonal

  4. 3/4 cup 120g / 4 1/5oz Dark brown sugar - tightly packed

  5. 6 tablespoons 90ml Unsalted butter

  6. 3 tablespoons 45ml Heavy cream

  7. 2 tablespoons 30ml Dark rum

  8. 1 Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - seeNote (or best-quality store-bought vanilla ice Cream)

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  1. Recipe Instructions * Note: See the "Vanilla Bean Ice Cream" recipe which is included in this collection. In a large heavy skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. In 2 batches, add the plantains and fry them in a single layer for about 4 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm in a bowl while you fry the second batch. Transfer the second batch of plantains to keep warm with the first. In the same pan, combine the brown sugar, butter, and cream. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved, then increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a vigorous boil. Cook for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened. Return the plantains to the pan and stir to coat them evenly with the sauce. Pour the rum over the top and immediately light it with a match. Quickly spoon the flaming plantains over bowls of vanilla ice cream and serve. This recipe yields 6 servings.


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