Okay, so last week I had the hardest time trying to ripe my green plantains. For some reason, the markets that I go to do not sell ripe bananas in general, so I have to make do with what I have. No, I didn't want tostones. I wanted these bad boys sweet enough for a pastelón.
At first, I tried the paper bag trick. For one week I had my green plantains in a paper bag to quicken the ripening process. However, I was either too inpatient, or it was just not working. In a week, the plantains were hardly ripe. They hardly even changed colors.
Like....what the hell.
Anyway, I came across this video on how to ripen green plantains:
And I thought this video was useless because:
1) I want my plantains ripe like ASAP...not days.
2) These are not for plantains necessarily, so I wonder if the process is different.