Serve as a side dish or as a dessert.
- Allow at least half a plantain per person. Leaving the skin on, cut them in half, and put them into a pan of cold water. Bring them to a boil. It should take about 15 minutes of boiling to get them to the proper degree of softness.
- Drain them, cool them, and cut the two halves of each in two again.
- Gently press them flat and sauté them in hot butter.
- Drain on paper towel and serve. If you want, you can sprinkle them with confectioners' sugar or drizzle them with honey.