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How to make Fried Breadfruit/Lame Veritable

Fried Breadfruit

Fried breadfruit is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a Caribbean-inspired meal. In Haiti, it is also called Lam Veritab or lame veritable. It is also a good source of carbohydrates and fiber. It is also a great substitute for grains side dishes.

Fried breadfruit is a popular dish in the Caribbean. It is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. It can be served as a side dish, appetizer, or snack.

What is Breadfruit, Lam Veritab, or lame veritable?

In short, Breadfruit is a starchy, seedless fruit that is native to Polynesia. British and French navigators introduced it to the Caribbean in the late 18th century, and it has since become a staple food in many Caribbean countries.

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What is breadfruit
What is breadfruit

Breadfruit in Caribbean Cuisine

Breadfruit is a delicious and versatile fruit that is an important part of Caribbean cuisine. It is used in a variety of dishes in Caribbean cuisine. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, including roasted, fried, steamed, and baked.

In its green state, breadfruit has a starchy texture and a flavor that is similar to a potato. It can be used in stews, curries, and fritters. When it is ripe, breadfruit has a softer texture and a sweet flavor. It can be eaten on its own or used in desserts, such as breadfruit pudding.

Breadfruit is a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins. It is also a good source of potassium, which is an important mineral for heart health

Fried Breadfruit
Fried Breadfruit

Nutritional value of breadfruit:

Breadfruit is a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins. It is also a good source of potassium, which is an important mineral for heart health.

Health benefits of breadfruit:

Breadfruit is a healthy and versatile fruit that can provide a number of health benefits. These include:

  • Weight management: Breadfruit is a low-calorie food high in fiber, making it a good choice for people trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Heart health: Breadfruit is a good potassium source, an important mineral for heart health. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Digestive health: Breadfruit is a good source of fiber, which is essential for digestive health. Fiber helps to keep the digestive system healthy and prevent constipation.
  • Antioxidants: Breadfruit is a good source of antioxidants.

The Ingredients for the Fried Breadfruit Recipe

  • Breadfruit
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and Pepper are optional

Instructions for the Fried Breadfruit

  1. Prepare the breadfruit by washing the outside first. With a sharp knife, peel and slice into 1-inch thick wedges.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the breadfruit wedges to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.
Fried Breadfruit
Fried Breadfruit

Notes and Tips:

  • If the breadfruit is not ripe, it will be hard to cook.
  • To test if the breadfruit is ripe, pierce it with a fork. If the fork goes in easily, the breadfruit is ripe.
  • If you want to add more flavor to the fried breadfruit, sprinkle spices like garlic powder, onion powder, or chili powder.
  • You can also serve fried breadfruit with a dipping sauce, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or hot sauce.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed skillet to prevent the breadfruit from sticking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the skillet, or the breadfruit will not cook evenly.
  • Cook the breadfruit over medium heat so that it has a chance to cook without burning.
  • Serve the fried breadfruit immediately while it is still hot and crispy.

Fried breadfruit is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a Caribbean-inspired meal. It is also a good source of carbohydrates and fiber. So next time you are looking for a new and exciting side dish, give fried breadfruit a try!

Enjoy!

Fried Breadfruit

Fried Breadfruit

Fried breadfruit is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a Caribbean-inspired meal
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizers and Snacks, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 1 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Breadfruit
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to sprinkle – optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the breadfruit by washing the outside first. With a sharp knife, peel, remove the core or center, and slice into 1-inch thick wedges.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the breadfruit wedges to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If the breadfruit is not ripe, it will be hard to cook.
  • To test if the breadfruit is ripe, pierce it with a fork. If the fork goes in easily, the breadfruit is ripe.
  • If you want to add more flavor to the fried breadfruit, sprinkle spices like garlic powder, onion powder, or chili powder.
  • You can also serve fried breadfruit with a dipping sauce, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or hot sauce.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed skillet to prevent the breadfruit from sticking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the skillet, or the breadfruit will not cook evenly.
  • Cook the breadfruit over medium heat so that it has a chance to cook without burning.
  • Serve the fried breadfruit immediately while it is still hot and crispy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 1kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.01gSodium: 0.02mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 0.2mgIron: 0.01mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword caribbean food, healthy side dish
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Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

Originally published on November 22, 2017. Revised and updated.

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