Collard And Fennel Salad with Crispy Plantains
Crispy, creamy smashed and twice-fried plantains act as croutons in this fresh winter salad. The two-step frying process allows the unripe green plantains to evenly cook through and develop their fruity sweetness.
Dressing can be made up to 2 days in advance. Plantain chips can be made up to 4 hours in advance.
Fried plantains may be substituted with 1 cup store-bought plantain chips (about 1 1/2 ounces). Follow recipe as directed, omitting steps 1 through 3.