Fig Flats are a very delicious way to start your day, In the Caribbean fig flats day is generally on Saturday after coming from the market. Although the recipe name is Fig Flats, It is important to understand that when you hear Caribbean people speaking about fig they are actually referring to green bananas and when they say bananas they are talking about the ripe bananas.
- 7 Green Bananas
- 1 Bell Pepper
- 5 Green & Red Seasoning Pepper
- Salt to Taste
- 1 Onion
- 3 piece Garlic
- Goya Seasoning
Note: Tuna Fish, Cod Fish can be added.
Peel the green bananas (figs as they are commonly called) then dice into small pieces.
Put in boiling water on low fire with salt, allow boiling until tender. When boiled tender, drain water and place the diced green bananas into an aluminum or Ceramic round bowl.
Use a fork or other kitchen utensil to mash the bananas. Use a fork to even out the mashed bananas covering the inside of the bowl. When it’s evened out, dice 1 Onion and spread it evenly over the banana. Do the same for the garlic, bell pepper and seasoning pepper and a bit of Goya Seasoning to taste. When done, mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Leave to settle evenly spread in the bowl till slightly chilled.
Now take a large spoon and scoop up a ball then flatten to about half an inch. Do so then place in frying pan before putting the oil. Pour a bit of oil or you may choose to deep fry, the choice is yours. Put on low fire till the flats get a slight brown outer coating.