Exotic Pie

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Plantains are a staple in the diet of islanders and inhabitants of warm places in many parts of the world, from Puerto Rico to Tahiti, from Thailand to Vanuatu, and from the Philippines to different parts of Africa.
They are commonly used in many dishes but this is a very easy recipe you can make to taste them.
For those of you who have an adventuresome palate, here is an exotic pie you can easily prepare. If you have vegan friends who like to travel with their taste buds, share this one with them during this special Season ahead. You'll make them feel like they have gone somewhere very far!

You will find plantains in large, well-stocked grocery stores, they are the ones that look like big bananas. The green ones are easy to choose but for the ripe ones, pick the ones that do not have black skin (those have gone bad!)
If they are quite yellow and their skins have some dork spots, they will be quite sweet, which will add a nice touch to your pie.

Pie Mixture:
2 green plantains
1 ripe plantain
3 white potatoes
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
Salt to taste
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. onion powder (or 1 tsp. if you're not a great onion lover)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 tsp. Achiote powder
1/2 cup water

Peel the plantains. You do this by working as follows: Cut off both ends of the plantain, now begin to peel by inserting the tip of a knife into one of the "ribs" of the plantain and running it lengthwise across that rib.
Repeat with another "rib" or line on the side of the plantain, now, using again the tip of the knife, "lift" the peel off the plantain in the are you scored. Repeat on the other side.
Slice the plantains thinly into a bowl. Peel your potatoes and cut into small pieces. Process in a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup water until smooth.
Scrape mixture into a bowl. Add seasonings and mix well. Add oil and combine well. In a small bowl, mix the flours. Sprinkle flour over the plantain and potato mixture, while mixing it in with your other hand until all is well

Prepare 1 recipe of Vegan Saucy Strips, you will find it here:
Vegan Saucy Strips
Once the strips are made, cut them in small pieces suitable for stuffing and add to them
1/2 cup stuffed green olives, sliced
Mix well

Oil a medium-sized baking dish. Take a large spoon and fill the bottom of the dish, cover the pie mixture with the filling. Top with the rest of the pie mixture.
Bake at 400ยบ F for 30 minutes, check it, to see if the top is golden brown, if a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, if not, let it bake until the toothpick comes out clean.

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