2 sweet plantains, overripe, cut into 1/2 inch thick logs
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces raspadura/panela/piloncillo OR 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup coca cola soda
Heat the butter in a large frying pan or skillet.
Add the plantains and fry them on each side until golden. Place on a plate
with paper towel to remove excess oil.
Place the raspadura/panela/piloncillo with 3/4 cup of water in a cast iron
skillet on medium heat until it melts. OR place the brown sugar with 1/4 cup water in a cast iron skillet on medium heat until it dissolves.
Add butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, lime juice, coca cola, to syrup and continue simmering until plantains are very soft and the syrup is infused with the flavor of the spices, for about 10 minutes.
Serve immediately with your favorite meal