Ecuadorian Breakfast: Green Plantains Hash & Eggs

Dishplay_it with Myriam
by Dishplay_it with Myriam
6 servings
25 min

I grew up in Ecuador, and one of the staples in my family's kitchen was green plantains. There are so many delicious recipes I remember eating while growing up. From green plantain patties stuffed with cheese and pan seared for a crispy crust, plantain chips, tostones or patacones, bolones with chicharrón, and so many tasty recipes.

When the plantains are green you usually make savory dishes. Like this hash, you may also boil them to make patties stuffed with cheese or chicharrón, wait until it ripens for a more sweet dish, like sweet fires plantains.

One morning, I decided to make plantains for breakfast and instead of chips or tostones, I decided to make something different, like a potato hash. So I cut them into little cubes that look like croutons.

I cooked them in butter and avocado oil, in low medium heat and turning often, so they get cook through and crispy. It”s just delicious. I like to seasoned with fresh garlic, salt and pepper toward the end of the cooking process.

This is my version to an Ecuadorian breakfast, with green plantains and eggs. Add some fresh chopped cilantro and cheese for garnish.

You may do scramble eggs instead of fried eggs, and just top the plantain croutons with feta cheese, avocado mash and crispy prosciutto or bacon. A burst of flavors on each bite. YUM!

Here are the green plantains cut into cubes.

Then cooked in a hot cast iron pan with avocado oil and butter, then add garlic and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Also delicious with mixed cheddar cheese on top.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Let’s Dishplay_it together!



Ecuadorian Breakfast: Green Plantains Hash & Eggs
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
Show Nutrition Info
Hide Nutrition Info

  • 5 medium size green plantains
  • 6 organic eggs
  • 2 TBSP of avocado oil
  • 2 TBSP of butter
  • 1/4 cup of feta cheese
  • 1/4 of crispy prosciutto or bacon
  • 1 TBSP of fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Plantain Croutons
First, peel the green plantains under cold running water. Cut the ends first, then cut across getting through the outer layer. Then get the green skin off.
Then cut the green plantains into small cubes.
In a hot cast iron pan, add the oil and butter then cook the plantain hash, stirring occasionally. They will cook in about 5-6 minutes , add the fresh grated garlic and cilantro. Mix all the ingredients together.
You may have another pan cooking the eggs. Or you may want to make a nest, and cook the fried eggs in the middle of the pan.
Garnish with feta cheese or shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Patty Patty on Feb 01, 2021

    i love Ecuador , it’s people and it’s food. Thank you for this recipe. I am a beginner cook when it comes to S American food. Could you please show me how to cook sweet plantains. That was my weakness while I was there.

    • Dishplay_it with Myriam Dishplay_it with Myriam on Feb 01, 2021

      Hi Patty,

      thanks for stopping by and liking this recipe. For the sweet plantains, once the green plantains ripens and gets dark brown you may cut them into slices. Peel the plantain, cut in half, then into slices length wise. You mayb fry them in avocado oil, Serve them with fresh cheese.

      My grandmother liked baked o asados. Make a cut on the ripen bananas, don’t peel, add butter in the middle and baked 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until is soft.

  • Olga Riofrio Olga Riofrio on Jul 01, 2021

    Oh my Gosh Titi que receta mas Rica.

    Tomo Nota con tu permiso.


    Olga Riofrio.