Plantain Porridge – Jamaican Breakfast

A rarity in my home, is this amazing porridge made from Green Plantains. Since I came to the age of understanding, I’ve loved the taste and smell of plantain porridge. Just about everyone in my family made this porridge at one time or another.

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Though simple in preparation, it takes time and patience to pull off the right balance to make this breakfast delight enjoyable. Beginning with a manual process of peeling and grating the green plantains, next is adding it to a bowl and a little water. Mixing and beating out any lumps with a wooden spoon, then adding it in a pot with fire underneath.

Stir and sooth under a medium low fire until thick and bubbling slowly. Be Careful as this stuff will pop some large bubbles and possibly spill on your hand!

Usually complete within 20-30 minutes.

Add condensed milk, nutmeg (pinch), 2 pinches of salt, cinnamon leaf and if you so desire, brown sugar. Sweeten to your desire, turn off stove and let it sit for 10 minutes then serve.

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