Pastelon

Pastelón de Platano Maduro (Puerto Rican Lasagna) recipe main photo

Ingredients

 4-9 servings

  1. 3 Cups 
  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

Steps

  1. Preheat oil on med-high in skillet
  2. Select Plantains such as these
  3. Peel plantains and cut into thin slices lengthwise. Each Plantain should make 5-6 slices.
  4. Slicing the Plantains can be tricky. Here is a good method to use.
  5. Put Plantains in skillet a few at a time and cook on both sides until golden brown.
  6. When brown remove to plate with paper towels.
  7. When Plantains are fried, butter 13×13 casserole dish.
  8. Lay out Plantains on bottom leaving as little space as possible in-between.
  9. Put a layer as thick as you like of Picadillo on Plantains.
  10. Combine Milk with Beaten Eggs and add a thin layer on top of meat mixture.
  11. Put a layer of Cheese on top of Meat.
  12. Alternate layers as many as you wish. Commonly there are 3 layers of Plantains and 2 layers of Meat
  13. Finish top layer with Plantains, Egg and Cheese
  14. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes or until heated through. May want to broil momentarily to brown cheese.
  15. Allow to rest for a few minutes to make slicing easier.
  16. Enjoy!