Makes 8 to 10 servings

Fully ripe plantains have black peels; buy the plantains a week in advance and let them ripen at room temperature. They can be roasted up to 4 hours ahead; cover and let stand at room temperature. Reheat in a 350º oven for about 15 minutes before serving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel plantains and slice diagonally 1/4 inch thick. Pour oil into a 12- by 15-inch baking pan; add plantains and 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix to coat. Transfer half the plantains to a second 12- by 15-inch baking pan and spread slices in both pans into a single layer.

Step 2

Bake in a 400° regular or convection oven, turning plantains occasionally with a wide spatula, until browned on the outside and tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes; switch pan positions halfway through baking. Serve plantains warm. Add more salt to taste.

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