Wednesday 5-21-14

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I love to eat meat. Really. Big shocker, I know. I also like to wrap meat in a bun or tortillas or something like that. The problem is- if I eat too many grains, I get pretty puffy and bloated. I also get tired and run down. Enter paleo style tortillas. Typically making your own paleo style anything subsitute turns out less than awesome. Well, not this time. These paleo tortillas from Zen Belly bend and fold easily. They’re also really easy to make.

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Plantain Tortillas

3 large or 4 small yellow plantains, about 2-2.5 pounds before peeling *
1/3 cup egg whites (about 2 eggs worth)
3 tablespoons lard or coconut oil, melted (I highly recommend lard if you have it!)
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350.

Peel and chop your plantains and place in a food processor.

Puree until somewhat pureed, and then add the melted lard, egg whites, salt and lime juice.

Puree until smooth.

Drop about 2 tablespoons at a time onto a baking sheet lined with a lightly greased sheet of parchment paper, 4 per standard baking sheet (spaced as shown above)

Smooth into a circle with the bottom of a ladle, getting as thin as possible, switching to wet fingers once the ladle stops being efficient.

Bake for 15 minutes, until dry to the touch, and just starting to brown on the edges.

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