Spicy Plantain

Plantains

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If you really want to whet your appetite for JazzFest, check out this excellent article by Jay Forma, who delves into some of the amazing restaurants that have food booths at the festival. As he notes, many signature New Orleans dishes have roots in West Africa.

Try this recipe for Spicy Fried Plantain to serve as a pre-festival appetizer. It is a great way to get ready for a food and musical adventure in New Orleans. As Vicki Patania, owner of The Galley restaurant says, “If you can’t find something to eat here, honey, there’s something wrong with you”.

- Ana Maria Harkins

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