Preparation / Directions:
1. Cut plantains into diagonal slices about 1 /2-inch thick. Stir together ginger, cloves, red pepper, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in medium bowl. Stir in water to form paste. Add plantain slices; toss to coat. Let stand 30 minutes.
2. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Pour enough vegetable oil into large skillet to reach 1/2-inch up sides. Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. (An electric skillet should be set at 350 degrees.) Fry plantain slices, in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer fried plantains with slotted spoon to paper towel-lined baking sheet; keep warm in oven while frying remaining plantains.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 205; Fat 7g Saturated fat 1.2 g; % caloris from fat 30; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 150 mg; Carbohydrates 37 g; Proten 1.6 g; Fiber 3 g
Per serving (excluding unknown items): 20 Calories; 1g Fat (40% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 16mg Sodium