Plátanos (Fried Plantains)

platanos frying

I came home from work today to find my lovely wife, the fabulous “Mrs. H.”, starting in on tonight’s dinner. I’m not sure how many people are familiar with the Puerto Rican food plátanos (plantains), aside from most Puerto Rican families, of course. I snapped a few photos of my wife while she was preparing dinner, btw. Continue reading to see what this delicious food looks like when finished and how my wife likes to dress in the kitchen.

If you’re expecting a recipe for this dish, my apologies – I don’t have it available right now. To be honest, my wife pretty much never uses a recipe when cooking dinner anyway. She doesn’t even measure ingredients – she just throws in a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Sometimes she BAMS it. You know – “bam”, like Emeril Lagosi or half the name of the Rubble baby on The Flintstones. Yes, my wife bams ingredients sometimes. It’s rather amusing to see.

platanos served

Above, you can see how delicious they look when finished. Mrs. H. served them with rice & beans and some chicken (barely visible left side). She’s an amazing cook and even if a picture is worth a thousand words, it will never do the flavor any justice. Her cooking is expensive restaurant quality and then some, and I don’t say that just because she’s my wife. I say that because it’s true and I eat like king, baby… and sometimes a queen. lol If you’re in to spicy foods with lots and lots of flavor, you’d probably enjoy a dinner at our table.

Mrs. H. cookingWhat are plátanos or plantains? They’re a member of the banana family, but not as sweet. They probably wouldn’t taste too good if you tried to eat them like a banana, but fried up with the right seasoning, they’re mighty good!

To the right, you can see my wife in action. Yes, she actually dressed like that while preparing dinner. Not today’s dinner, but yesterday. She had some reservations about showing her face in a published photo so this will have to do. And no, this is not a crossdresser, this is in fact my real-life wife. She’s a genetic female, has great fashion sense and style, loves to dress this way (and has for many years), and that’s her real hair (as in all growing from her head). She doesn’t dress this way as often as she did 15-20 years ago, but she still enjoys looking good around the house. She enjoys the extra attention it gets her from me too. ;)

All I can say is she’s lucky that dress doesn’t fit me! One of the many perks of being a crossdresser is being able to swap clothes with my wife. Of course, not all of her clothes will fit me and vice versa. I’m taller than she is, so this dress would look more like just a long top on me, rather than a dress. But it sure looks good on her, don’t you think? With great food, excellent company, and such beautiful scenery at the dinner table, I’m a happy, happy crossdresser! :)

4 thoughts on “Plátanos (Fried Plantains)”

  1. You’ve probably got a good idea of how well I eat then. My favorite is probably patitas, but Mrs. H. doesn’t like to make them often because they “stink up the house” when she boils them. Smell doesn’t bother me – I lick those bones clean! :)

  2. Umm…Wow! Three wonderful photos…and I’ll leave it at that.

    I think you are BOTH fortunate and pretty cool people…and the dinner looks great.



    1. Thanks, Erin! :) The food looks delicious in the photos, but honestly – there is no way to photographically capture how awesome it tastes! My wife is an amazing cook and I never take it (or her) for granted.

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